Franklin Graham – is that your attainment of knowledge? Evil is that you judge

By

Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

Hate speech against Islam by Christian preachers is one of the main reasons for the growing numbers of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. and the recent spike in Islamophobia. The harsh opinions voiced by some conservative Christian leaders recently appears to amplify such sentiments.

Since September 11, 2001, the nation’s leading evangelical Christians have been thundering against Islam, both from the pulpit and on television.

About Muhammad – the Prophet of Islam – Pat Robertson founder of the Christian Coalition said. “He was a robber and a brigand. And to say that these terrorists distort Islam? They’re carrying out Islam!”

Pat Robertson also said, ’Islam is a ‘monumental scam.’

“Adolph Hitler was bad, but what the Muslims want to do to the Jews is worse,” Pat Robertson said.

The Rev. Jerry Vines said at a Southern Baptist convention, “Islam was founded by Mohammed, a demon-possessed paedophile who had 12 wives, and his last one was a 9-year-old girl.”

Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart referred to the Prophet Muhammad as a “sex deviant,” “pervert,” and “paedophile.” He also called for the expulsion of all foreign Muslim university students in the United States and for profiling of airline passengers ‘with a diaper on their head and a fan-belt around their waist.’

Of American Muslims, Swaggart said: ‘We ought to tell every other Muslem living in this nation that if you say one word, you’re gone.’

Jimmy Swaggart also said, ‘You know what we ought to do? We ought to take every single Muslim student in every college in this nation and ship them back to where they came from.’

Jerry Falwell called Islam “satanic” and called Muhammad a “terrorist”, to which he added: “I concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Muhammad was a violent man, a man of war.”

Benny Hinn proclaimed to thousands of Christians at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, TX that “We are on God’s side. This is not a war between Arabs and Jews. It’s a war between God and the devil.” Several conservative Christian ministers from the Dallas area, who shared the podium, clapped and nodded their approval. Later, a few of them said that the line between Christians and Muslims is the difference between good and evil.

Evangelists are attacking Islam because it is a good way to drum up passions and donations among their supporters.

Another Evangelical Christian viciously attacking Islam and Muslims is Franklin Graham. He is an American Christian Evangelist and missionary.

Franklin Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. The name of the organization is based on the New Testament Parable of the Good Samaritan, in which Jesus uses a parable to teach people one form of the Golden Rule; “love your neighbour as yourself”.

The Christian relief organization follows the example and teachings of Jesus in serving marginalized communities around the world.

Franklin Graham is therefore an important figure in the United States because he is the son of Billy Graham, the world-renowned evangelist, and that gives him access to a multitude of media platforms; he desperately wants to inherit his father’s unofficial title of “America’s Pastor”; and He is considered a highly respected player in the world of conservative Christian evangelicalism.

Over the past few years, Graham has carved out a well-deserved reputation as one of the United States’ leading religious-based Islamophobes. The man is promoting hate against Islam thus threatening the solidarity of the American society.

Franklin Graham is one of the most consistent voices arguing that Christians in this country are being persecuted, victimized and “excluded from the public square.”

Franklin Graham opposed a decision by Duke University to allow the Adhaan, i.e. the Muslim call to prayer, to be announced from the bell tower of the campus’s Christian chapel. Graham took to Facebook to exclaim: “As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed. “

Soon after Graham’s intervention, the university reversed its decision. University officials claimed that the cancellation was based on a “credible and serious security threat.”

Graham later said, that while he “agrees with diversity … what’s happening with this country is all these religions are getting front row and Christians are being pushed — and we’re the majority — are being pushed back to the back of the room. This country was built on Christian principles, it was men and women who believed in God and believed in His Son Jesus Christ who built this country. We are the greatest nation in the history of the world. Islam didn’t build it, and it wasn’t built by any other group. It was those who supported and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

A professor at Wheaton College argued that the God worshiped by Christians is the same God worshipped by Islam. Larycia Alaine Hawkins, who has been an Associate Professor since 2007, also announced she would wear a hijab during Advent in support of Muslims.

Franklin Graham responded furiously by saying on his Facebook: “Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she’s going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong—she obviously doesn’t know her Bible and she doesn’t know Islam. The God of the Bible has a Son named Jesus Christ. The god of Islam does not have a son, and even the thought of that would be sacrilegious to Muslims. The God of the Bible sent His Son to earth to die in our place and save us from our sins. The god of Islam requires you to die for him to be sure that you are going to heaven. That is a huge difference—and there are many more examples! I am thankful the school is dealing with this and has put this professor on administrative leave. Wheaton College is one of the premier evangelical universities in this country—and on top of that, my father Billy Graham and my mother graduated from Wheaton in 1943.”

Graham added, “We’re the greatest nation in the history of the earth and we have people today that want to destroy what we believe and what we stand for. I think the university needs to understand that the world in which we live today, we’ve been at war now 10 years against terrorists and the terrorists we’ve been fighting are people who support and believe in the Islamic faith.”

As a response to Graham’s comments, the college recommended Hawkins be fired, and placed her on administrative leave.

The school previously said Hawkins was disciplined not because she chose to wear a hijab but because her “theological statements seem inconsistent with Wheaton’s doctrinal convictions”.

During a 2010 televised town hall meeting, Graham called Islam “wicked” and “evil.” “They want to build as many mosques and cultural centres as they possibly can so they can convert as many Americans as they can to Islam.”

Graham said: “Our president and his attorney general have turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead. This is shameful.”

More recently, Graham criticized The Episcopal Church’s National Cathedral in Washington for permitting its first Muslim prayer service. On his Facebook page, he wrote: “It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins.”

Viewing the activities of the Islamic State, the Taliban and Boko Haram he concluded: “This is Islam. It has not been hijacked by radicals. This is the faith, this is the religion. It is what it is. It speaks for itself.”

He added: “I think it is very important that we do all that we can to try to share God’s love with Muslims because they have no hope outside of dying in Jihad. I want them to know, you do not have to die for God. God died for us. He sent His Son to die for us. We do not have to kill ourselves to please God. I want them to know that they can have eternal life.”

Franklin Graham is a pot-stirring opportunist. To score political points with his conservative Christian followers, he has lambasted President Obama on numerous occasions, including questioning the President’s faith and the country of his birth. Therefore, it is not surprising that when an opportunity presented itself at Duke University, “Graham’s Facebook fulminations,” as Religion News Service’s Aaron Griffith recently pointed out, “transformed what could have been a nuanced campus debate about religious establishment, sacred space, and pluralism into a countrywide fracas that calls to mind 1980s culture wars.” (1).

Noting how Islamic law, sharia, contrasts with the U.S. Constitution and how women are treated under sharia, Franklin Graham said he did not believe that Islam is compatible with American values, and added that all immigration should halt “until we have a proper system to vet people.”

“We can’t just open up our arms and just say ‘everybody come,’ because there’s people out there that want to destroy our nation, and want to destroy you and our way of life,” said Rev. Graham. “We have a responsibility, our government, the president, our Congress has a responsibility to protect all Americans.”

Rev. Graham was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren, host of On the Record, about the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by the Islamic State.

“The president is ignoring the fact that these are Islamic extremists, these are terrorists, and ISIS is a terrorist organization and they are bent on destroying the West,” said Graham.  “They’ve already said they want the flag of Islam to fly over the White House.”

He continued, “The president, his entire life, his whole influence has been Islam. His mother was married to a Muslim. His father is a Muslim. Then she married a Muslim man from Indonesia.”

“He [Obama] was raised in Indonesia,” said Graham.  “He went to Islamic schools. …  So, his whole life experiences have been surrounded by Islam. He only knows Islam. And he’s given a pass to Islam. He’s refusing to accept and understand the evil that is in front of him.”

On the apocalyptic influence of Muslims he said, “We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized–and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn’t allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now?” (2).

Franklin Graham is a Donald Trump Supporter, a venomous Islamophobe, and a “pro-life” zealot walk into a church. He spoke in favour of Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from the United States.

Due to his hatred and bigotry towards Islam and Muslims, the Pentagon disinvited him from a National Day of Prayer event. The American administration realized that Franklin Graham is a hate-monger who has maligned millions of innocent American Muslims and Muslims worldwide who not only condemn violence but also work hard to combat extremism from all sources including Franklin Graham.

Franklin Graham was close to the Bush administration and his hateful language towards Islam along with that of others such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Vines has been instrumental in nourishing the notion in the Muslim World that the war on terror was actually a war on Islam (3).

Franklin Graham wants everyone to know that the White House has been “infiltrated by Muslims,” even though he can’t name a single one. The right-wing pastor seems upset that Muslims are allowed to serve in the U.S. government, telling Pat Robertson’s son, Gordon, on the Christian Broadcasting Network that Muslims are now running the show and will begin to persecute Christians in America.

Franklin Graham said: “The only hope for America is not the Democratic Party and it’s not the Republican Party, the only hope for America is God.”

Franklin Graham has stated that the attacks in Paris and Beirut have shown that “Islam has declared war on the world, and it’s high time we acknowledge it and respond decisively.
Evangelist Franklin Graham doubled down on his immigration stance in the wake of the Paris attacks, proclaiming in a Facebook post that “Islam is not a peaceful religion” and that Muslim immigration cannot continue.

“We cannot allow Muslim immigrants to come across our borders unchecked while we are fighting this war on terror,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “If we continue to allow Muslim immigration, we’ll see much more of what happened in Paris — it’s on our doorstep.”
Graham warned that Europe is “being overrun by young Muslim men from the Middle East, and they do not know their backgrounds or their motives and intentions.”

He also said that he believes that the American public has been misled about the true nature of Islam.

“Islam is not a peaceful religion as George W. Bush told us and as President Barack Obama has said — that is just not true,” Graham said. He also said, “Our president and our politicians in Washington need to wake up before it’s too late. This is not the time to be politically correct. Our nation’s security is at stake. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake” (4).

“This country at this time there’s the potential for some of these people to turn on this nation for our kindness and our gratitude and commit murder,” Graham said in an interview that was conducted at The Blaze’s New York City newsroom. “And it’s not just the murder of just one or two, but it could be a large event that could take the lives of many people.”

After all these hostilities and false accusations against Islam, I realized that Franklin Graham is entirely ignorant about the religion of Islam. I became even certain that the man is also ignorant about the religion of Jesus and not only Islam. He has built his false accusations on toxic emotions expressing ignorance, hatred, racism and bigotry.

To confront this nonsense, I find myself compelled to clarify the truth to the readers, and bring light to the people he misguided by his superstitions based on ignorance and irrational belief. The purpose is not to contradict or oppose, but to show how far the man had gone stray from the right path.

The true religion of Jesus, which Franklin Graham does not know

The statement of Graham that Jesus is God, the son of God, or a triune God, shows clearly that he is ignorant of the true religion of Jesus, and it is about time to teach him what Jesus preached, and what the religion of Allah (God) truly is?

Graham said: “Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I can tell you–Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God.”

This statement shows clearly that Graham does not know his own religion. This statement is in fact a glaring blasphemy. If Graham were teaching his followers that Jesus is God or the son of God, and that God is a triune God, then he has committed the most heinous sin in Allah’s eyes. The man has blasphemed against God by claiming that Jesus is a triune god – the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.

Franklin Graham went further and fared worse by taking Jesus god besides Allah. Jesus can create nothing – he himself was created. Jesus has no power to control his own destiny nor can he defend himself against what is destined to do him harm or good. He has no power to control death or life or resurrection.

The Koran says in this respect:

Yet they have taken to them gods, apart from Him, that create nothing and themselves are created, and have no power to hurt or profit themselves, no power of death or life or resurrection (Al-furqan, 3).

The poor man has fallen into superstitions invented by the scribes. Franklin Graham is just parroting the corruption of the ancients who ruined their souls by inventing blasphemous dogmas in the Gospel of Jesus and misguided the Christians who came after them.

This is why the Koran came. It came to teach people astray like Franklin Graham the truth about the authentic religion of Allah, which Jesus also preached to the disciples.

The problem the Christians are suffering from today, is that they believe in corrupted scriptures. The scribes who wrote the Gospels violated the scriptures by additions and curtailments. They invented pagan dogmas that were not preached by Jesus.

The Koran says that Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus all got their divine books. The Koran means that these books were revealed to their messengers in their original form. These books were given to the four messengers of Allah, directly by a revelation from Allah. After the messengers received their revelations, some messengers like Abraham, Moses and David wrote these revelations down and others did not, like Jesus. After Abraham, Moses and David died, the book of Abraham was lost, The Torah of Moses was corrupted and badly edited as time went on and unknown writers wrote most of the Psalms of David. As for the Gospel, well as soon as Jesus left the earth—the New Testament was badly corrupted by unreliable oral traditions, growing legends, fictional forms and cheats and frauds who were pretending to be apostles of the original church (like Paul of Tarsus).

The Koran says that the current Torah, Psalms and Gospel have been badly corrupted. Numerous passages of the Koran refer to man’s distortion and alterations of the previous books of Allah. These passages note that the received books by the People of the Book, The Jews and the Christians, do not conform to the original revelations that were given to Moses, David and Jesus.

The following verses from the Koran are among the more direct in addressing this distortion of the prior books of Allah.

Can ye (o ye men of faith) entertain the hope that they will believe in you? Seeing that a party of them heard the Word of Allah, and perverted it knowingly after they understood it. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: “This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (Koran 2:75,79).

There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, “That is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it! (Koran 3:78).

And remember Allah took a covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made! (Koran 3:187)

But because of their breach of their covenant (the Jews), We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind. From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of Judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done. (Koran 5:13-14) .

No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say: ‘Allah has sent nothing down to man.’ Say: ‘Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought as a light and guidance to man, which you made to separate sheets, showing some but hiding many? You were taught things that neither you nor your forefathers had known.’ Say: ‘Allah [sent it down],’ then leave them engrossed in their vain talk (Koran 6:91).

About the corruption of the Bible the Prophet of Islam said:

“Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Koran) which has been revealed to Allah’s Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, ‘It is from Allah,’ to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge that has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461).

Scholars of the Bible say the Bible has been badly edited and corrupted over time.

Critical scholars today agree that the sources of the Pentateuch were 4 separate documents written in different times by different authors. These source documents were called the J (Jehowah/Yahweh), E (Elohim) D (Deuteronomic), and the P (priestly), documents. Internal evidence shows that “J” originated from the southern kingdom of Judah and was the earliest to be documented around 900BC; “E” was written in the northern kingdom of Israel probably about a century or so later. The “D” document is dated to about 700BC. The documents were then combined into one by the priesthood, who added their own “Priestly” tradition to it, during the Babylonian exile (after 560 BC).

The gospels are not eyewitness accounts. Some scholars say so many revisions occurred in the 100 years following Jesus’ death that no one can be absolutely sure of the accuracy or authenticity of the Gospels, especially of the words the authors attributed to Jesus himself.

Even the Biblical book of Jeremiah clearly states that the scribes of the ancient Israelites altered the revealed scriptures given to the Israelites by Allah, and thus changed them “into a lie”.

” ‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? (Jeremiah 8:8 New International Version).

in conclusion, one can see that the Koran maintains that the books of the Jews and Christians have been corrupted, altered and edited over time. When the Koran talks about the Torah, Psalms and the Gospel it is speaking about the original versions given to Moses, David and Jesus. It is not talking about the current Torah, Psalms and the Four Canonical Gospels we have today.

Due to suc+h corruption, the scribes incorporated in the Gospel of Jesus several unreasonable dogmas that changed the original words of Jesus. Now we can see Jesus who was sent as a Messenger to the Children of Israel has become a triune God. The Christians worshipped him and considered him as three personal distinctions in God’s complex nature, traditionally referred to as “three Persons in the Godhead”—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is distinct from the others but never acts independently. They are one in nature and purpose. This mystery is called the doctrine of the Trinity.

Because of the Trinity, God can become flesh in the form of the Son and still exist in such a way that He can run the universe. Therefore, the Son can communicate to us on our level.

Other mysterious dogmas were also added to the corrupted Bibles, such as original sin, vicarious atonement, and  crucifixion, dogmas that were completely rejected by the Koran.

The Koran stated that Jesus, the son of Mary, was sent to guide the children of Israel with a new scripture, the Injîl or Gospel. The Koran stated that Jesus was born to Mary as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of Allah. To aid in his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles with the permission of God rather than of his own power. According to the Koran, Jesus, although appearing to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixion or by any other means; instead, Allah honoured him and raised him unto Himself. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus was a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of Allah), as he preached that his followers should adopt the straight path as commanded by Allah. The Koran rejects the Trinitarian Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, that he was ever crucified or resurrected, or that he ever atoned for the sins of mankind. The Koran said that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and that Jesus would deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgement and God will vindicate him. The Koran emphasized that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to deliver Allah’s message. The Koran forbade the association of partners with Allah, emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism (tawheed).

The God of the universe is the One and only God, Allah. This assertion has been mentioned in all the revealed scriptures. The name of God in the Koran is Allah, the One and Only Eternal God, Creator of the Universe, King of all kings, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

The religion of Allah since He created the universe and until the Day of Resurrection is only Islam and no other. Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.

Everything and every phenomenon in the world other than man is administered totally by God-made laws, i.e. they are obedient to Allah and submissive to His laws, they are in the state of Islam. Man possesses the qualities of intelligence and choice, thus he is invited to submit to the good will of Allah and obey His law, i.e. become a Muslim.

Submission to the good will of Allah, together with obedience to His beneficial Law, i.e. becoming a Muslim, is the best safeguard for man’s peace and harmony.

Islam dates back to the age of Adam and its message of strict monotheism has been conveyed to man by God’s prophets and messengers, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Verily, We have sent to every nation a messenger saying: ‘Worship Allah and avoid false objects of worship'” (Al-Nahl,  36).

The message of all the prophets is therefore the same – Allah is One and He ought to be worshipped alone without associating with Him any partners.

We read in the Koran:

Indeed the religion with Allah is Islam (Al-Imran, 19).

Worshipping Allah alone is indeed the very purpose for which Allah created mankind:

“I did not create the jinn and mankind except to serve Me”. (Al-Dhariyat, 56).

After the loss or corruption of the old scriptures, the message of Islam has been restored and enforced in the last stage of the religious evolution by Allah’s last Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad – peace be upon him.

The Koran came with one true reality: Allah is One and not three. Blessed are those who treasured this truth in their souls while still living their life of probation.

The Koran says:

This is a Message to be delivered to mankind that they may be warned by it, and that they may know that He is one God, and that all possessed of mind may remember (Ibrahîm, 52).”

Considering this very quality of the Koran, it has been given the name muhaymin (guardian). In order to establish justice and equity, we need a balance and a criterion. Almighty Allah has referred to these two qualities of the Koran in the following verse:

And We have sent down to thee the Book with the truth, confirming the Book that was before it (the Torah of Moses and the Gospel of Jesus), and assuring it. So judge between them according to what Allah has sent down, and do not follow their caprices, to forsake the truth that has come to thee (Al-Maidah, 48).

The Koran therefore, supersedes previous revelations because it came directly from Allah, and is not a second-hand book written by men after the extinction of authentic divine Books. Allah has sent Muhammad the seal of the prophets with the Koran – the religion of Islam, and with it the confession that there is no deity except Allah, that He may cause the religion of Islam to prevail over all religions which came before it until the Day of Judgement, however much the idolaters may be averse that this should be so.

Again, and again, it must be clear in the minds of all people that Allah has sent down the Koran confirming the Scriptures which were revealed before and serving as the Book of reference which does answer any query on matters disputed among the Jews and the Christians, for it is the umpire of all preceding Scriptures, and the decision that is based upon its precepts shall have to be accepted as final.

In other words, the Koran safeguards the former Books for it has preserved within it the teachings of all preceding Books. It watches over these Books in the sense that it will not let their true teachings to be lost. It supports and upholds these Books in the sense that it corroborates the Word of Allah, which has remained intact in them.  It stands as a witness because it bears testimony to the Word of Allah contained in these Books and helps to sort it out from the interpretations and commentaries of the people which were mixed with it: what is confirmed by the Koran is the Word of Allah and what is against it is that of the people.

Reference: The meaning of the Holy Qur’an. By Abdullag Yusuf Ali. Islamic Book Trust Kuala Lmour – 2005.

The Koran says:

It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth that He may uplift it over all religion, even though the idolaters may detest it (Al-Saff, 9).

The problem with franklin Graham and so many others like him is that they lead their lives on the level of community-oriented thinking. They recognize the truth when it comes to them only from a member of their own community. If Allah selects as his messenger someone from outside their community, then the message he brings does not lodge in their minds, even when their own hearts bear witness to the veracity of that message. If such false believers regard themselves as true believers, they will find their names deleted from the list of believers in the Hereafter. This is because they recognized the truth only in relation to their community rather than in relation to Allah. Not acknowledging a message of truth, which has been testified to by their own hearts, is the worst crime in the eyes of Allah.

Not acknowledging any truth external to their community appears to be a bid to save their faith. But in actuality it destroys their faith. Allah’s true believer lives on Allah’s continuous inspiration, so that one who confines himself to self-worship and community-worship will be blocking all parts to Allah’s blessing entering into him. After being deprived of Allah’s inspiration, what will be there left with which to nurture his faith? (5).

Allah says in the Koran:

Do they seek other than the religion of Allah even though to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly? And to Him shall they all be returned (Al-Imran, 83).

Such people will be condemned in the Hereafter and all creatures will join in this condemnation.

In religion, people’s excesses may lead them to blasphemy. The Jewish excesses in the direction of formalism, racialism, exclusiveness, rejection of Jesus and Muhammad have been condemned in many places in the Koran. The Christian attitude which raises Jesus to an equality with Allah, attributes a physical son to Allah, and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, and in some cases venerates Mary almost to idolatry, is strictly condemned in the Koran. The doctrine of Trinity, equality with Allah, and son-ship, are repudiated as blasphemies. Allah is independent of all needs and has no need of a son to manage His affairs. Jesus was but a messenger of Allah, he often watched and prayed as a humble worshipper of Allah; and his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane was full of human dignity, suffering and self-humiliation (Matt. xxvi. 36-45).

Allah says in the Koran:

People of the Book go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to Allah but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of Allah, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not, ‘three.’ Refrain; better is it for you. Allah is only One God. Glory be to Him – that He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth; Allah suffices for a guardian. The Messiah will not disdain to be a servant of Allah neither the angels who are near stationed to Him. Whosoever disdains to serve Him, and waxes proud, He will assuredly muster them to Him, all of them (Al-Nisa’, 171-172).

The Koran enjoins us not to indulge in excesses of any sort. For instance, calling a servant of Allah created without a father the son of Allah; or regarding someone to whom Allah has granted special honour or status as an extraordinary, infallible being. This is what the Christians had done when they elevated Jesus the son of Mary to the status of Allah or the son of Allah. Associating Jesus with Allah in worship is a form of glaring polytheism – a form of ugly excess.

Allah says in the Glorious Koran:

They indeed have disbelieved who say: “Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. Say: Who then could prevent Allah if He so willed from destroying Christ, son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth? The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything between them belong to Allah. He creates what He will, and Allah has power over all things (Al-Maidah, 17).

Franklin Graham says that Muslims do not believe in the same God. Let us see what Allah the Creator of the universe says in His Koran about the God Muslims worship.

Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us. We have believed in what was revealed to Ibrahîm (Abraham), Ishma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob) and the Tribes, and in what were given to Moses and Jesus and in what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. We have submitted to Allah.” And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him. In the Hereafter, he will be among the losers. “(Al-Imran, 83-85).

This is the God we Muslims worship; This is the God all believers of ancient times worshipped.  Does Franklin Graham believe in another god, if he does, he is then a disbeliever, a polytheist worshipping a triune god, and an idolater worshipping a man nailed to the cross!

We read in the Koran:

Most of them do not believe in Allah except while joining partners with Him (Yussuf, 106).

The superstitions which had contaminated the religion of Jesus have one common cause, or origin, and that is thinking and speaking about Allah without knowledge, and thus ascribing to Him that which should not be ascribed to Him, such as sons, or daughters, etc. The idolaters call upon that which can neither benefit nor harm them. The Christians call upon Jesus, and the Jews believe their racial origins guarantee Allah’s good pleasure and those who believe that power, is means of success; all have put their faith and trust in something vain. This in itself is a great evil, for they have only wasted their time and effort, yet this is least of the evil consequences. As for those who have fallen into associating partners with Allah, have surely earned His anger and wrath, and upon them shall fall humiliation in this life and a most terrible fate in the next.

The Lord says in the Koran:

Allah will not forgive anyone for associating something with him, but He forgives anything else to whom He pleases; whoever ascribes partners to Allah is guilty of a monstrous sin (AL-Nisa’, 48).

Ascribing partners to Allah (in whatever form it may take) is the unforgivable sin, because it is in reality the source of all evil, the greatest injustice, the worst oppression and wrongdoing.

Ascribing partners to Allah (Shirk in Arabic)) is in contradiction to that reason for which Allah has created us, and the purpose for which we exist, which is to choose to single out Allah for worship, avoiding all false deities, and to worship Him completely, with sacrifice, supplication, submission, subjugation, obedience and compliance, and with love, fear, hope, trust and reliance upon Him, seeking only His pleasure and not the admiration of His creatures, and to do all of that according to that which was revealed to His last and final Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), and not according to whims and desires and mere conjecture.

Allah admonished the Jews and Christians, and called them disbelievers, for taking their priests and rabbis as lords besides Allah.

They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords apart from Allah, and the Messiah, Mary’s son, and they were commanded to serve but one God; there is no god but He; glory be to Him, above that they associate (At-Tawbah, 31).

The Prophet (peace be upon him) went on to explain that the priests and rabbis “made lawful that which Allah had made unlawful, and made unlawful that which Allah had made lawful and the people accepted it.”

Ascribing legislative power to people is a clear and obvious form of disbelief, and setting up rivals to Allah, is the unforgivable sin, and a contradiction of the purpose of creation.

Islam does not regard Christians who claim that Jesus is God, or the Son of God, as “monotheists” any more than Hindus who claim that Krishna is a “manifestation of God” or Buddhists who claim that Buddha is God. All of this is disbelief, idolatry and polytheism.

The Lord says in the Koran:

Allah will not forgive anyone for associating something with him, but He forgives anything else to whom He pleases; whoever ascribes partners to Allah is guilty of a monstrous sin (AL-Nisa’, 48).

With Muhammad last Message to the world, The religion has been completed and perfected, and has no need for alteration or adjustment:

Allah states in the Koran :

Today I have completed your religion for you and completed My blessing upon you. I have chosen for you Islam as your religion (Al-Maisdah, 3).

Muslims believe in the revealed books of Allah. This includes the Koran (the final revelation to Mankind, Allah’s love letter to humanity) and the earlier books of revelation given by Allah to his various messengers over time. While all of Allah’s messengers and Prophets received divine revelation, some Prophets were given an actual book or oral type of revelation. Those messengers who were given these books were referred to as the messengers of Allah. The Koran notes five books of revelation: The Book given to Prophet Abraham, the Book given to Prophet Moses (The Torah or Law) the book given to King David (The Psalms) and the Gospel given to Prophet Jesus and finally the book given to Prophet Muhammad (The Koran). This can be found in the Koran in several places:

Or do they envy mankind for what Allah hath given them of his bounty? but We had already given the people of Abraham the Book and Wisdom, and conferred upon them a great kingdom. (Quran 4:54).

….and to David We gave the Psalms (Quran 4:163).

And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah. (Quran 5:46).

Monotheism – belief in one God – is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. He is the only one deserving of any worship and the ultimate purpose of all creation is to submit to Him. The Islamic understanding of God is distinct from all other contemporary religions and beliefs in various respects since it is based on a pure and clear understanding of monotheism.

Muslims often refer to God as Allah. This is a universal name for God and does not refer to an exclusively ‘Islamic’ God. Interestingly, this name is related to the Aramaic and Hebrew names for God, Allaha and Elohim.

Therefore, Allah is simply the Arabic name for God, which affirms that He is One singular God with no partners or equals. The name Allah cannot be pluralized or limited to a specific gender, which establishes that God is One and that He is unique from everything He creates. Muslims continue to use this original Arabic name for God (Allah) since it perfectly expresses His unique qualities.

When the final prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him, was asked about Allah, the answer came directly from Allah in the holy book of Muslims, the Koran:

Say, ‘He is God the One, God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’” (112:1-4).

This is a clear statement by Allah describing Himself to humanity without any room for confusion. Allah is One and is exalted above everything He creates and He is capable over all things.

Fully accepting the oneness of Allah (God) is to accept that He is distinct from everything else. It would not suit Allah’s majesty and glory to associate the limited attributes of His creation to Him because He is not restricted in any way, while His creation is. He is the First with no beginning and the Last with no end. Everything in the universe was created by His will. He is not confined by space or time and He is the only One who is in control and provides for His creation.

Allah describes himself further in the Koran:

“He is God: there is no god other than Him. It is He who knows what is hidden as well as what is in the open; He is the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy. He is God: there is no god other than Him, the Controller, the Holy One, Source of Peace, Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Truly Great; God is far above anything they consider to be His partner. He is God: the Creator, the Originator, and the Shaper. The best names belong to Him. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him: He is the Almighty, the Wise.” (Koran, 59:22-24).

Allah also describes Himself:

“Allah”: there is no god but Him, the Ever Living, the Ever Watchful. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. All that is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Him. Who is there that can intercede with Him except by His leave? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what He wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth; it does not weary Him to preserve them both. He is the Most High, the Tremendous.” (Koran, 2:255).

In order to be a true believer, one must believe in the absolute oneness of Allah, as the only Creator, Preserver and Nourisher of everything. However, this belief in the true characteristics of God is not the sole condition of true faith; one must also acknowledge that God is the only one who deserves to be worshipped. His commands and guidelines for how to live one’s life should always take precedence over the commands of anything He created. Indeed, He guides humanity to what is best for them in this life and the hereafter because He is All-Knowing and All-Wise.

In the end, we must understand that our belief or disbelief in Allah (God) does not affect Him in any way. Believing in Him, worshipping Him, and following His commands will only benefit us because we are in need of His blessings, favours and mercy. He does not need us because He is the Self-Sufficient Creator. However, it is never too late for a person to turn back to Allah, seeking His guidance and forgiveness by submitting to Him.

“Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Turn ye to your Lord (in repentance) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: after that ye shall not be helped. And follow the best of (the courses) revealed to you from your Lord, before the Penalty comes on you – of a sudden while ye perceive not!” (Koran, 39:53-55).

We Muslims believe in this God. We do not believe in a god nailed to the cross. We do not believe in a god who waited in his mother’s womb for 9 months to be born. We do not believe in a god who played as a boy with his mates, walked in the markets, ate food, defecated, peed, and waited for 20 years until he was ordered to deliver the message of monotheism – Islam! We do not believe in a weak god who let his enemies torturing and humiliating him, and in the end crucify him! We do not believe in a cruel god who let his son to be slaughtered by his enemies in order to atone for the sins of others.

We believe in Jesus as a great Prophet and Messenger and not as God.

Like all prophets of Islam, Jesus is considered a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the “straight path” as commanded by Allah. The Koran says that Jesus himself never claimed to be the Son of God, and that Jesus will deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgment, and God will vindicate him.

The Lord says in the Koran, the Last Testament:

And when Allah said, ‘O Jesus son of Mary, did you say unto men, “Take me and my mother as gods, apart from God”? He will answer, ‘Glory be to you! It is not mine to say what I have no right to. If I indeed said it, You would surely have known it. You know what is within my soul, and I know not what is within your soul; You know the things unseen. I only said to them what you did command me, ”Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them, but when you did take me to yourself, You were the watcher over them. You are the witness of all things. If you chastise them, they are your servants, if you forgive them; you are surely the Mighty, the Wise (Al-Maidah, 116).

Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Koran and in Islamic literature, the most common being Almasîh (“the Messiah”). Jesus is also, at times, called “Seal of the Israelite Prophets”, because he was the last prophet sent by God to guide the Children of Israel. Jesus is traditionally understood in Islam to have been a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold Muhammad’s coming.

Jesus is unique for being the only prophet in Islam who neither married nor had any children. Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth near the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”, also known as the Antichrist).  Jesus will not return as a new prophet; Muhammad was the final prophet. Jesus will not return with the Gospel because the Koran is the final well-guarded Book. Jesus will rule according to the commandments of the Koran. He will live for another 40 years before dying a natural death.

Jesus was a Muslim – he preached the unity and the oneness of Allah. In the 12th chapter of Mark, it was reported that a man came to Jesus and asked him: “which is the first of all commandments”? And Jesus answered: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”

Yet, most Christians say Jesus is God although Jesus said: “The Lord our God is one Lord; Christians says: no, Jesus is one in three or three in one. Nowhere from the lips of Jesus, did he utter trinity! That is the core problem of the churches: they preach what Jesus never preached. In fact, Christianity went on deifying Jesus. They say Jesus walked down the Palestine as a divine being. The question here is: did he say he is God? Did he claim to be God? Did he say I am god worship me? There is not in any version of the bible where explicitly Jesus said I am god!

Jesus never made such claims. In fact, he rebuked such claims. In Mark, 10 and Luke 18, when a certain ruler asked him, what to do to inherit the eternal life, Jesus says to him:

“Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. He didn’t even want to be called good much less god. But did the Christians follow this instruction? Not at all! In fact, they called him god. I wonder if Jesus was present today how he is going to react to this blasphemy.

As a Prophet and a messenger of Allah, Jesus explicitly declares in the 8th chapter of john: “I have not come on my own; but He (Allah) sent me.”

He says further, “my father is greater than I.” Jesus’ mission was to convey the message given to him by his Lord. He was no more than a messenger. He says:

“I can do nothing by my own self: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

In reality, contemporary Christianity is not the religion of Jesus. it’s a religion constructed about Jesus. The message of Jesus is Islamic in every sense: believing in one God, he never mentioned the mystery of trinity; he rather mentioned  that he is a preacher, teacher, messenger and no more; he stressed that salvation is fulfilled by worshipping Allah alone and keeping the commandments.

Jesus diet was also Islamic. He didn’t eat pig; he killed over 2000 pigs says the Bible.

Jesus was a Muslim; and his message was Islam. On his second coming, he will reject all those who misunderstood his message of monotheism and worshiped him as God or the son of God.

In Mathew 7: 23 Jesus said:

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who break God’s laws.”

Reverend Franklin Graham, my words to you are true. You may believe in them and change your life from ugly idolatry and polytheism to sound monotheism. But if you throw them behind your back and go along the road to perdition, you will always be the loser.

Now you know the truth about the only religion of Allah – strict monotheism (Islam). Now you know the truth about the monotheistic religion of Jesus, which you people, tampered with. On the Day of Judgment, the truth I have just mentioned to you will be laid to your charge. You will be asked: “You knew the truth but you were stubborn and arrogant enough to reject it. Believe me; Allah will never accept on the Day of Judgment a person standing before Him saying, ‘God, I worshiped You as one in three or three in one. The recompense will be Hell-fire to abide therein forever.

On the Day of Judgment, people will be raised up and re-created. The believers’ faces will manifest the light and beauty unique to the faithful, while the unbelievers’ faces will be made hideous:

We pursued them in this world with a curse, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be among the spurned (Al-Qasas, 42).

Dust, gloom, and darkness will also cover their faces:

That Day some faces will be dust-covered, overcast with gloom. Those are the dissolute unbelievers.  (Abasa, 40-42).

On the Day of Resurrection, you will see those who lied against Allah with their faces blackened. Do not the arrogant have a dwelling place in Hell?  (Az-Zumar, 60).

Ugliness and dishonour will be placed upon them, and they will be driven to Hell in shame.

On the Day of Judgment Allah shall throng the disbelievers down on their faces blind, deaf and dumb to be delivered to their appropriate quarters in hell, which is constantly fed with fuel as often as it abates so that they suffer the merciless flame of the fire.

… We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection, flat on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf. Their shelter will be Hell. Whenever the Blaze dies down, We will increase it for them. (Surat al-Isra’, 97).

Then the disbeliever shall say, “O Allah my Creator, why have you raised me up blind when in life I was able to see and to argue and defend myself!

Allah will say: “Just as Our Signs came to you and you ignored, so will you on this day be ignored.” (Ta Ha, 125-26).

On that Day, there is no possibility of hiding or escaping. Allah reveals that the unbelievers, who are instantly recognizable by their appearance, will be seized by their forelocks and feet and then cast into Hell.

The evildoers will be recognized by their mark and seized by their forelocks and their feet. (Al–Rahman, 41)

Despite of all this, they will continue to make demands on Allah to send them into a realm of nothingness, to allow them to give all they have in ransom to escape the suffering, and even to be sent back to Earth to rectify their wrongs.

Allah states:

If only you could see the evildoers hanging their heads in shame before their Lord: “Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back again and we will act rightly. Truly we now have certainty.”  (As-Sajda, 12).

They will beg to save themselves from the shocking punishment. But Allah reveals that they will never change their old ways and that there is now no way for them to save themselves. The unbelievers have committed the most serious sin: rebellion against Allah, Who created and sustained them. Therefore, they are not permitted to defend themselves. Allah says:

On that Day, woe to the unbelievers! This is the Day on which they will not say a single word, nor will they be allowed to offer any excuses. On that Day, woe to the unbelievers!  (Al-Mursalat, 34-37).

Allah will not speak, protect, or purify them because of their blasphemy and evil deeds:

Those who conceal what Allah has sent down of the Book and sell it cheap take nothing into their bellies but the Fire. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not speak to them or purify them. They will have a painful punishment (Al-Baqara, 174).

Those who sell Allah’s contract and their own oaths for a paltry price, such people will have no portion in the Hereafter, and on the Day of Resurrection Allah will not speak to them, look at them, or purify them. They will have a painful punishment.  (Surah Al ‘Imran, 77)

The unbelievers’ eternal fear and remorse begins when the angels of death take their lives. An indescribable fear will grip their whole being, and they will realize that the promised punishment has just begun.

As Allah says in the Koran:”

If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying: “Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.” (Al-An’am, 93).

Having left all their earthly wealth, which has been rendered worthless and meaningless, they will find that none of their treasures or people whom they had counted upon can help them.

Allah says in His Holy Book the Koran:

You have come to Us all alone, just as We created you at first, leaving behind you everything We bestowed upon you. We do not see your intercessors accompanying you, those whom you claimed were your partners with Allah. The bond between you is now broken. That which you ever asserted has now gone astray from you (Al-An’am, 94).

Franklin Graham, are you a man of God or just another false prophet?

Submissiveness and humbleness are among the noblest virtues a believer can be blessed with, because their presence in our hearts and actions instils in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with Allah, the most Glorious and Merciful. These exalted traits were personified by the Holy Prophet.

Islam has established humility as the foundation of all sublime moral excellence. Its absence in any soul removes any other virtue from the believer except for the superficial qualities.

The Koran says:

“The servants of the Merciful are those who walk on the earth in humility.” (25:63)

If man lives without humility, his actions will be destroyed by arrogance, conceit, and selfish ambition.  Arrogance is the disease of the soul. The Holy Prophet advised his followers to humble themselves before Allah and other Muslims, “And no one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him (in status).” Just as humility can lead us to heaven and join us in the ranks of the Prophets and Imams, arrogance, the antagonistic force of humility, will lead us to the deepest and most dreaded pits of hell-fire. Arrogance, is among the most destructive vices a person can be stricken with.

Franklin Graham takes forums to attack Islam and reveals his aversion to truth. His main purpose is to show himself off, to gain fame, to be recognized for his knowledge, and to impress others.

Allah describes this attitude in the Koran:

Some men there are who buy diverting talk to lead astray from the way of Allah without knowledge, and to take it in mockery; those – awaits them a humbling chastisement (Lukman, 6).

Graham’s vain talk and work against Islam shall come to nothing in this world and in the life to come, he shall be among the losers.

While indulging in worthless talk is a characteristic of unbelievers, avoidance of it is a quality of believers:

The Koran says:

When they hear idle talk they turn away from it and say, ‘We have our deeds, and you your deeds. Peace be upon you. We desire not the ignorant.’  (Al-l-Qasas, 55).

The absence in Paradise of any offensive speech is described among its blessings:

Gardens of Eden that the All-Merciful promised His servants in the Unseen; His promise is ever performed. There they shall hear no idle talk, but only ‘peace.’ There they shall have their provision at dawn and evening. That is Paradise which We shall give as an inheritance to those of Our servants who are god-fearing (Maryam, 61-63).

Franklin Graham keeps his tongue unchecked, and so he fell prey to Satan’s influence. The man does not know the punishment for uttering what is prohibited. Whoever plants a good word or deed will harvest dignity, and whoever does the opposite only reaps regret. The most common cause of people entering Hell is the sinful utterance of their tongues.

The Prophet of Islam said:

“Could anything cast people in the Hellfire face down” – in another version, “on their noses” – “except the harvests of their tongues?”

In many prophetic narrations the Prophet referred to the virtue of silence. The prophet’s companion Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir  said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, how can I obtain salvation?’ The Prophet replied, ‘Control your tongue [from idle talk].’”

The Prophet also said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming other Muslims with his tongue and hand.”

He also said: “Whoever believes in Allah the Almighty and the Last Day should utter good words or remain silent.”

The Prophet said: “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming other Muslims with his tongue and hand.”

Graham thinks that his ugly words about the religion of Islam and its faithful followers have no serious consequences. But every word is recorded. Two angels are constantly by man or woman to watch his/her words, thoughts, and actions. One sits on the right side and notes the good deeds and the other on the left, to note the bad deeds.

Allah says:

“When the two angels meet together, sitting one on the right, and one on the left, not a word he utters, but by him is an observer ready (Qaf, 17-18).

The tongue of the believer is behind his heart; when he wants to say something, he contemplates it with his heart and then utters it. Whereas, the tongue of Franklin Graham is in front of his heart, when he intends to say anything, he utters it before deliberating it in his heart, and he who does not watch his tongue does not understand his religion.

The greatest trial for man in life is the responsibility of his tongue, and Graham’s tongue is pouring hatred and bigotry against Allah the Creator, His last Revelation the Koran, and His obedient servants. The man’s tongue pours filthiness against Islam without cessation.  Before Allah, the man is a denier of the truth, and fighting against His last Testament. As recompense, Allah will punish him with grievous suffering in this world and the Hereafter.

This glaring arrogance shows clearly that the man is incapable of true submission to Allah. He does not know that all human beings are equal in the sight of Allah and the distinctions between nations, tribes, and families are only to know each other and not to exert arrogance over them by defying the Lord and insulting His religion as wicked and evil!

If we read Galatians 6:4

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.  For each one will bear his own load.…

Humility is Piety, and the only thing which raises man or woman above another is piety.

Allah says in His Holy Book:

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.  Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.” (Koran 31:18).

Human beings differ from each other in terms of race and place of origin – some are black, some are white, some are from the rain forests, some are from the tundra. But all these differences are for the purpose of identification and not for the making of distinctions. Indeed, many evils have stemmed from these differences being used to discriminate between one person and another, between one community and another, between one nation and another. Before Allah however, they are all equal. He gets most honour that is most righteous.

Allah says in the Koran:

O mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into people and tribes, so that you may come to know each other. The noblest of you in Allah’s sight is the most righteous of you. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware (Koran 49:13).

Humility comes from knowing Allah and recognizing His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him, and it comes from knowing about oneself and one’s own faults, and weaknesses.  Allah gives this characteristic to those who struggle to become close to Him through deeds of piety and righteousness. No one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him in status.

The humble man is truly blessed.  Every time he feels superior to others, he remembers Allah, the Most Great and Omnipotent, and humbles himself in true submission.

Allah says:

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk in the earth modestly and who, when the ignorant address them, say, ‘Peace’ (Koran 25:63).

But where is Franklin Graham from this humbleness? He walks arrogantly in the land spreading dissension between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. He calls for preventing Muslims from entering the United States because they are terrorists. He describes the Koran, last Testament to the world as being wicked and evil! He prevented Muslim call to prayers in Duke University. His ugly narrative about Islam made Americans believe that Islam encourages violence.

Franklin Graham went to the extent of forcing Wheaton College, to place associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave after she made a theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

Why Franklin Graham is so arrogant and stands as an enemy against Allah his Creator? Why he is so boastful and arrogant, playing the role of Mr. Know – It – All?

Jesus issued warning after warning about false prophets and false teachers and false Christs and wrong doctrine.

Among the signs of the Last Hour is the appearance of approximately 30 false claimants of prophet-hood known as Dajjals (imposters).

Once the Prophet of Allah said, while delivering a ceremonial speech at an occasion of a solar eclipse, as Samura son of Jundub reported:

“…Verily by God, the Last Hour will not come until 30 liars of prophecy will appear and the final one will be the One-eyed False Messiah.” (Narrated by Imam Ahmad as a sound Hadeeth).

Franklin Graham, now you know the truth, but your pride and arrogance prevent you from repenting and following the right path. You shut your ears to all advice. On the Day of Judgment, you will experience remorse for your blasphemous and arrogant conduct. On that Day, you will plead, to be sent back to Earth to make amends, but your request will be refused. You will realize that the wealth, children, partners, traditions, false ideologies, and all of the other things you strove for and defended have no value and that only those deeds done for Allah’s good pleasure have true value. But this realization will be too late for the fire will be your eternal residence.

Franklin Graham, Apostle of hate, you, who continue your war against Allah your Creator, His religion, and on Muslims, with an ugly impudence, must realize that your life is not eternal, and your time on Earth is going to be exhausted. Your arrogance, fame, Pleasures and desires will lose their appeal, and the only reality that would matter would be Allah’s judgment. The evil that you did against Allah will be repaid, and you will suffer sorrow and regret.

Allah says:

On the Day when those who did not believe are exposed to the Fire [it will be said]: “You dissipated the good things you had in your worldly life and enjoyed yourself in it. So today you are being repaid with the punishment of humiliation for being arrogant in the land without right and for your ungodliness.” (Al-Ahqaf, 20).

A question then arises:  why Islam stands out from other religions?

The reason is simply that Islam is the final and complete way of life that Allah revealed to guide humanity. Previous divine messages (such as the ones taught by Abraham, Moses and Jesus) have been lost or altered throughout time. Allah chose to send Muhammad – peace be upon him – to deliver His final message, which maintains the core teachings of all the previous revelations. The book sent to Muhammad was the Koran, which was revealed as guidance for all of humanity. Just like the Torah sent to Moses and the Gospel sent to Jesus, the Koran is a guidebook teaching us how to worship God in the purest manner and thereby achieve our purpose in life. The Koran is unique because it has remained preserved in its exact and original form for more than 1,400 years.

Islam is not a new way of life; rather, it is the final message, which upholds the same essential beliefs that Allah sent to humanity through all of His messengers. Through this message, Allah calls on each individual to lead a conscientious life by drawing close to Him and to remain cognizant of their final accountability in front of the one and only God – Allah.

“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth?” (Al-Hadid, 16).

Verily, those who disbelieve, neither their properties nor their offspring will avail them whatsoever against Allah; and it is they who will be the fuel of the Fire (Al-Imran, 10).

Franklin Graham, You belied the Koran, you belied Allah’s last revelation, so Allah will seize you for your sins, He is severe in punishment.

The people of the Book (Jews and Christians) should have known that all religions are one, and that they have only being renewed in Islam. Islam is the same religion as that of the people of the Book, but the people of the Book made their religion one-sided; Jesus was rejected by the Jews and Muhammad was rejected by the Jews and the Christians.

The Jews and the Christians should have known that Allah’s truth is continuous, and His prophets from Adam, through Noah and Abraham, down to the last of prophets, Muhammad, form one brother-hood. But the Christians of today, rejected him, and plotted for fighting Allah’s last of religions. They defiled the Koran, smeared it, bashed it, and even burned it. They slandered the Prophet of Islam and defamed him. They stained Muslims with terrorism and the Koran with violence. They went to the Muslim countries and torn it apart. They displaced millions of innocent Muslims and made them refugees, and when they came to America as refugees asking for shelter, the Religious Right republicans deprived them the right to live in peace in a foreign land. They plotted against them and called them terrorists! But their plots failed, for Allah’s plan is above man’s plots. In spite of all that, Islam flourishes and propagates more. White people from America and Europe embrace Islam in thousands every day.

Believing in one religion and ignoring other religions, is considered as blasphemous in the sight of Allah. It is not for us to make any distinction between Allah’s Messengers and His divine Books; we must honour them all equally, though we Know that Allah in His wisdom sent the messengers with different kinds of mission and gave them different degrees of rank.

Allah says in the Koran:

The Messenger believes in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and the believers; each one believes in Allah and His angels, and in His Books and His Messengers; we make no division between any one of His Messengers. They say, ’We hear, and obey. Our Lord, grant us Thy forgiveness; unto Thee is the homecoming.’ (Al-Baqarah, 285).

The chief purpose of a believer’s faith is to worship Allah alone, and believe in His Messenger Muhammad, and in all His angels, and in all His earlier Messengers and Revelations. To all these we must give home in our hearts. Believing in some prophets and religions and ignoring others is a heinous sin.

We read in the Koran:

O believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book He has sent down on His Messenger and the Book which He sent down before. Whoso disbelieves in God and His angels and His Books, and His Messengers, and the Last Day, has surely gone astray into far error (Al-Nisa’, 136).

Franklin Graham denies Allah and His Messenger Muhammad! Does he understand the bad consequences of such arrogant denial? Those who deny Allah and refuse to acknowledge his apostles, and recognize some prophets and decline to accept others and wish to take a middle course by accepting certain religions and ignoring others, are they who were born to be losers. These are the infidels indeed; Allah has prepared for them a humiliating punishment. Whereas those who believe in Allah and recognize all His prophets and messengers, and do not discriminate one prophet from another, shall be recipient of the grace of Allah and He shall surely give them their rewards.

The people of the Book went wrong: the Jews in breaking their Covenant and slandering Mary and Jesus, and in their usury and injustice; and the Christians in raising Jesus the Messenger to equality with Allah, and inventing dogmas of exclusive salvation that it practically approaches to a denial of Allah’s universal love for all humankind and all creation. Out of His mercy, Allah sent the Koran with a manifest proof and a clear sign to the Jews and the Christians haply they might understand.

Before the advent of Muhammad, the Jews and the Christians believed in their old Scriptures, which they corrupted and tampered with. However, none of them would acknowledge Muhammad as the last of the prophets and his well-guarded Book, the Koran.

Belief in the prophets of the past and their violated religions entails only a belief in one’s own heritage, following in the footsteps of one’s ancestors. Their faith was not by choice, but by birth. They had not made a conscious discovery of Allah. Therefore, belief in the prophets and religions of the past is only a continuation of one’s ancestor’s ways, while belief in the prophet of one’s own times means the conscious acceptance of faith. What is of importance in the eyes of Allah is the faith adopted by choice and not by birth.

Allah says in the Koran:

“Those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and desire to make division between Allah and His Messengers, and say, ’We believe in part, and disbelieve in part,’ desiring to take between this and that a way” (Al-Nisa’, 150).

All prophets form one brotherhood: their Message is one, and their religion and teaching are one: they serve the one true God – Allah – who love and cherishes them; and they ow their duty to Him alone. But the people who began to trade on the names of the prophets cut off that unity and made sects; and each sect rejoices in its narrow doctrine, instead of taking the universal teaching of unity from Allah. But this sectarian confusion is of man’s making. It will last for a time, but the rays of truth and unity will finally dissipate it.

Allah says in the Koran:

Your religion is but one religion – and I am your only lord, therefore, fear Me. Yet they divided themselves into factions, each rejoicing in what they had. So leave them in their bewilderment for a while (Al-Mu’minun 52, 53).

Franklin Graham does not know what religion truly is, his understanding of religion is but fancies and mere conjectures.

Because Islam is the road map to Paradise, the duty of Muslims is to call all people to Islam, if they turn back, Muslims’ duty is only to convey the Message.

Franklin Graham openly insulted and denied Allah, so his work will bear no fruit in this world and in the Hereafter.

How will it be when Allah judges Graham’s deeds on the Day of Judgment? He shall be paid in full what he has earned. It will be a Day when every person will be confronted with all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil. Allah warns His enemies against himself, for His punishment is severe.

The scholar Abdel Rahîm Green said:

“The problem of Islam with the West is not a confrontation of civilizations, nor is it a clash of cultures. Islam does not oppose the West, or anyone else, because of revenge over past hostilities, out of a desire to restore injured pride or because of the desire to amass their wealth and lands. The fight is for one purpose only and that is to establish the religion of Islam in its totality, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) explained when a man came to him and asked: “One of us fights for booty, another for his tribe and another to be known as brave, which one is fighting jihad?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “None of them. Only the one who fights to make Allah’s Word the highest is fighting jihad.”

Therefore, the matter of conflict between Islam and the other fabricated religions is one of truth against falsehood, justice against oppression, the way to Paradise against the way to Hellfire, the perfection of Allah’s revealed way against the misguidance of human ignorance.

The conflict will be there as long as there are those who stubbornly resist submission to their Lord and Creator.

Franklin Graham must have read the Bible several times and went across the verses indicating that Jesus is not God.

For example:

‘That they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.’ (John 17:3)

‘he continued all night in prayer to God.’ (Luke 6:12)
‘Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve’ (Matthew 20:28).

How did Jesus pray to God?

‘He fell with his face to the ground (as Muslims do) and prayed, ‘My Father’ (Matthew 26:39).

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.’ (Hebrews 5:7).

The Acts of the Apostles in the Bible details the activity of the disciples over a period of thirty years after Jesus was raised to heaven.  Throughout this period, they never referred to Jesus as God.  For instance, Peter stood up with the eleven disciples and addressed a crowd saying:

‘Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.’ (Acts 2:22).

For Peter, Jesus was a servant of God (Confirmed In Matthew 12:18).

‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.’ (Acts 3:13).
‘God raised up his servant’ (Acts 3:26).

Jesus, the man, the son of Mary, the Prophet, is not going to respond to Franklin’s supplication because Jesus is not God. The false triune god of Graham does not hear Graham’s supplication, and thus all Graham’s supplication to someone else other than Allah (God) is worthless.

Graham must understand that Allah is One, His Message is one, yet how Graham’s perversity transforms truth into falsehood, religion into superstition! Graham worships Jesus besides Allah, a man who has no power either to harm or benefit himself or anyone else.

Graham and all those he misled, follow in worship the vain desires of people who went wrong in time gone by – who misled many, and strayed themselves from the even way.

Let us listen to the Koran:

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger; Messengers before him passed away; his mother was a just woman; they both ate food. Behold, how We make clear the signs to them; then behold, how they perverted are! (Al-Maidah, 75).

Say: ‘Do you serve apart from Allah, that which cannot hurt or profit you? Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing (Al-Maidah, 76).

Say: ‘People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds of your religion, other than the truth, and follow not the caprices of a people who went astray before, and led astray many, and now again have gone astray from the right way (Al-Maidah, 77).

They are unbelievers who say, ‘God is the Messiah Mary’s son.’ Say: ‘Who then has the least power against Allah if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?’ (Al-Maidah, 17).

Nowadays we see Franklin Graham touring the United States to challenge Christians to live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box. Franklin Graham wants God’s voice back in politics. He urges Christians to make their voices heard in this year’s elections. He wants God’s voice back in the political arena. “I want to get Christians to run for office at every level. The Christian voice needs to be heard.” Graham said.

Franklin Graham said quoting his dad: ‘For unless America turns back to God, repents of its sin, and experiences a spiritual revival, we will fail as a nation.’

But who is the God Franklin wants America to turn back to? Is he the triune God – the three in one, or one in three! Is he Jesus, the man, the son of Mary, the prophet?

Alas, Graham’s invocations and supplications will not be heard, because he is praying to Jesus instead of God.

Franklin Graham struggled for years to take the American society back to His Lord Christ. But Christ is not Lord. He was the Messenger of Allah to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Accordingly, Graham’s struggle to spread the teachings of the bible is futile and so are his supplications.

If the belief in God were wrong from the beginning, nothing would ever prosper – People believing in a false god slip easily into all kinds of sins.

Franklin Graham teachings to the people are pointlless. People do not respond to his teachings because in their heart they know they are false. People are not religious anymore. The churches are empty and the people are busy making money. Social ills became rampant and unchecked. Graham’s worthless preaching falls on deaf ears.

A survey showed that the decline of religion in America is tremendously great. Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million Americans who are no longer active in religion (6).

On the contrary, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. As many as 6.67 million Muslims live in the United States. In the last five years, the number of mosques in U.S. has increased from 843 to about 1,300.  Based on new estimates from the Pew Research Centre, the American Muslim population stands a strong chance of doubling in size by 2050 and becoming the second largest religion by 2040.

But why people in America and the whole world enter Islam every day in thousands? Graham as an Islamophobe hate monger said that Muslims force the people to embrace Islam. But are they?

Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure.  Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism do they consider Islam.

In the other religions apart from Islam, people see that they do not answer the big questions of life, such as “Who made us?”; “Why are we here?” Other religions do not reconcile the injustices of life with a fair and just Creator.  People find hypocrisy in the clergy, untenable tenets of faith in the canon, or corruption in the scripture.  Whatever the reason, they perceive shortcomings in the religions of their exposure, and look elsewhere.  And the ultimate “elsewhere” is Islam.

The short answer is this: There is a God called Himself Allah in the Koran.  He is fair and just, and He wants all His servants to achieve the reward of paradise.  However, Allah has placed us in this worldly life as a test, to weed out the worthy from the unworthy.  And people will be lost if left to their own devices, so He gave them guidance in the form of revelation.

Previous religions have been corrupted, and that is one of the reasons why we have a last revelation to keep people upon Allah’s straight path.  Yes, the loving God will not leave His servants sunk in the superstitions of the people of old, this time He sends a final revelation He promises to preserve until the end of time.

This final revelation is the Koran. This is a name that the All-Mighty Allah has given to the Book. The Koran means “a reading or reciting.” It is the final Revelation, the last Testament to the whole world. It is Islam, the religion of truth, the religion possessing the pure and final revelation (7).

You better read the Koran Franklin in order to know the truth. Get started, take it seriously, and pray for Allah your Creator, to guide you and save your wretched soul from the torment of the Fire.

Along Graham’s religious journey, he had been teaching his people fictitious fables, and fantasies of the ancients – stupid Christian superstitions that had been added to the authentic Gospel of Jesus. Because his false preaching fell on deaf ears, the result was deep corruption eating away at every level of the American society like cancer. We can see this in the American families, we can see this in business, and we can especially see this in the government. America has the highest rate of divorce in the world; the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world; the highest rate of obesity in the world; and nobody has higher rates of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes than in America.

Shooting in schools has become common, the suicide rate is soaring, and the economy is falling apart. America has led the way in protecting the rights of gays and lesbians. Gays and lesbians may now actively and openly serve in the military. Marriage between two persons of the same sex is legal in numerous states. America allowed all this to happen. The dreams, the ideals, the hopes, shattered beyond repair.

But how to repent from all these sins? Is it through the mysterious concept of vicarious atonement – that Jesus atones for the sins of the sinners? Or is it that Allah presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood! It never seems fair when someone has to suffer for what others have done wrong. Is it logic that Allah asks His Prophet Jesus to pay the price for the sins of the whole world? Why would God ask Jesus to suffer such a horrible death?

The Koran teaches the necessity of both faith and good works for salvation. The Koran strictly rejected the fictitious concept of vicarious atonement.  The Koran states explicitly that the responsibility for man’s sin must be borne by himself and not by another.

Allah states in the Glorious Koran:

That no soul laden bears the load of another, and that a man shall have to his account only as he has laboured, and that his labouring shall surely be seen, then he shall be recompensed for it with the fullest recompense, and that the final end is unto your lord (An-Najm, 38-41).

The Koran teaches that only believers in the one God Allah will be saved:

Then We shall deliver Our Messengers and the believers. Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers (Yunus, 103).

Those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah.’ Then have gone straight, upon them the angels descend (at the time of their death) saying; ‘Fear not neither sorrow; rejoice in Paradise that you were promised (Fussilat, 30).

Believing in Allah as the One and only God is not enough for one to be saved because this must be accompanied by repentance and good works:

Allah has promised those who believe (in the oneness of Allah – Islamic monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward (Paradise) (Al-Maidah, 9).

Believing in the One God is the necessary pre-condition to make works and repentance efficacious. The Koran teaches that all our deeds, good or evil, will be weighed in a balance, and our eternal destiny is based on whether or not our good deeds outweigh our bad ones. Life is a test to determine whether we are fit for Paradise or not.

Those who perform good deeds will be rewarded with heaven, the wicked will be punished in Hell.

On Judgement Day all our good and evil deeds will be manifested. (3:30; 6:60). Allah will bring out the Book in which all our good and evil deeds have been recorded. The righteous one will receive his book in his right hand, the wicked in his left. All of our deeds will then be placed on the Balance.

Those whose scale of good will be heavy, will prosper. Those whose scales will be light, will find their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Allah’s signs. Each good and evil deed will receive its just reward or punishment.

We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgement, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account). And sufficient are We to take account (Al-Anbiya’, 47).

Salvation is therefore achieved by believing in the One God Allah, and this must be crowned with good deeds.

The Koran is full of references to Allah’s mercy, forgiveness and compassion. Allah simply blots out our sin without any payment, expiation or atonement being made.

Therefore, Jesus came to the world not to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sinners’ sake, but to deliver the Message of the Gospel to a people astray. Every person is responsible before Allah for his own deeds good or bad.

Franklin Graham thinks he is a man of God. Man of God does not insult the religion of one billion and five hundred million Muslims living in the four corners of the world. Man of God does not show ignorance by saying that Islam is a wicked and evil religion! A godly man respects the faith of all others but he does not mind hurting the feelings of Muslims when he described them with violence and terrorism. A man of God is humble, not proud, but his irresponsible words about Islam showed that he was only searching for fame. A godly man is a humble man, not proud, but his bigotry towards Muslims and their religion showed his arrogance and vanity. A godly man is gentle not angry, but he breeds spite and hate against Muslims.

Franklin Graham has bought a denial of truth at the price of faith. His ugly words about Islam cannot harm Allah and His obedient servants in the least; it is Allah’s will that he will not have a share in the life to come. He must not think that the respite Allah grants him is good for him. He simply gives him plenty of rope in order that he commits himself further to increase in disobedience – shameful punishment awaits him.

Franklin Graham, are you living in reality or in illusion? Instead of spreading the monotheistic Message of Allah – the Message whom all prophets and messengers came to deliver including Jesus – you are spreading the false doctrines of the Trinity, original sin, vicarious atonement, and crucifixion – doctrines that were all rejected by Islam. You think you are on the right path and we Muslims are people astray. The truth is that you have exchanged Allah’s covenant for a miserable price featured in the vanity of the fleeting life. You look after fame and not sincerity to Allah the Creator.

Allah says in His last revelation to all humankind:

Those who sell out Allah’s covenant and their oaths for a paltry price will have no share in the Hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor cast a look upon them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He purify them. For them there shall be a grievous chastisement (Al-Imran, 77).

It was an ignorant statement when you said: “Muslims do not worship the same God.” This showed that you knew nothing about Islam. You want to know the God whom Muslims worship, then listen to the next verse:

Say: ‘We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us (the Koran) and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaak, Jacob and the Tribes. We believe in what has been given to Moses, Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. It is to Him that we have surrendered ourselves (Al-Imran, 84).

A Muslim is one who believes in Allah (God), His angels, acknowledges His Messenger Muhammad, and gives credence to the Koran and to the books, which Allah sent down before.

Allah says in His last revelation to the world:

O believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book He has sent down on His Messenger, and the Book (pages of Abraham, Psalms of David, Torah of Moses, Gospel of Jesus) He sent before. Whoso disbelieves in Allah and his angels and His books, and His Messengers, and the Last Day, has surely gone astray into far error (Al-Nissa’, 136).

Allah’s religion is the same in essence, whether given to Noah, Abraham, Moses or Jesus or to Muhammad – peace be upon him. The source of unity is the revelation from Allah.

Islam is established as an institution and does not remain merely as a vague suggestion. The religion of Allah, which was always Islam and no other, is not a matter to dispute about. The formation of sects is against the very principle of religion and unity. What we should strive for is steadfastness in duty and faith, and unity among mankind. The Koran, the Gospel of unity, though it is in complete accord with the pure pattern after which Allah made us, is yet hard to those who love self and falsehood. If the truth is rejected, it can only be through selfish contumacy or envy. The mercy of Allah entails however, that the sinner gets rope: perchance he may repent.

As we read in the Koran:

He has laid down for you as religion that He had charged Noah with, and that We have revealed to thee, and that We have charged Abraham with, Moses and Jesus: ‘Perform the religion, and scatter not regarding it.’ Very hateful is that for the idolaters that thou callest them to. Allah chooses unto Himself (from the prophets) whomsoever He will, and He guides to Himself whosoever turns penitent (Ash-Shura, 13).

Humankind was one single nation characterized by common descent and occupying one territory. They then increased in number and were scattered in various directions and became disunited in feeling and thought. There and then did Allah send prophets and divine Books for guidance. Yet those who disputed the divine Books were the very same people who were given these Books. Truth was no longer in their disposition owing to their mutual enmity and ill-will. Nonetheless, Allah guided to His path those who faithfully sought nothing but the truth. Allah guides whom He will to the path of rectitude.

They scattered not, save after knowledge had come to them, being insolent one to another; and but for a Word that preceded from thy Lord until a stated term, it had been decided between them. But those to whom the Book has been given as an inheritance after them, behold, they are in doubt of it disquieting (Ash-Shura, 14).

 

The more division there is in the world, the more need is there for the Koran- the Gospel of Unity. It must steadfastly pursue its way. It must not be deflected by worldly or political motives. The Koran covers all the revelations sent by Allah to His prophets. It must judge justly between warring factions because it is the religion of peace and unity.

Therefore call thou, and go straight as thou hast been commanded; do not follow their caprices. And say, ‘I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent down; I have been commanded to be just between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds’ and you have your deeds; there is no argument between us and you; Allah shall bring us together, and unto him is the homecoming (Ash-shura, 15).

The unbelievers who contend with opposing arguments against Allah and the Koran, after the Koran has been accepted by many, and after the religion of Islam has been established by many in their hearts, their disputation is futile, and it will recoil on their heads. Allah’s wrath is on them in this life, and the terrible penalty of the Hereafter shall be their retributive punishment.

And those who argue concerning Allah after He has been acknowledged, the argument is null and void in the sight of their Lord; anger shall rest upon them, and there awaits them a terrible chastisement (Ash-Shura, 16).

But the Jews do not believe in Jesus and his Gospel, the Christians do not believe in Muhammad and the Koran. Muslims however, believe in all Books, which came before the Koran, and in all earlier prophets and messengers, and make no distinction between any of them.

We read in the Koran:

The Messenger believes in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and the believers; each one believes in God and His angels, and in His Books and His Messengers; we make no division between any one of His Messengers. They say, ’We hear, and obey. Our Lord, grant us Thy forgiveness; unto Thee is the homecoming (Al-Baqarah, 285).

The Koran teaches that those who deny Allah and His messengers and wish to dissociate Allah from His Messengers, and recognize some messengers and decline to accept others, and wish to take a middle course, these are indeed the infidels, and a humiliating punishment awaits them. Whereas those who believe in Allah and recognize all His messengers, all His Books and do not discriminate one prophet from another, shall be recipient of Allah’s grace.

Allah states in the Koran:

Those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and desire to make division between Allah and His Messengers, and say, ‘We believe in part, and disbelieve in part,’ desiring to take between this and that a way – those in truth are the unbelievers; and We have prepared for the unbelievers a humbling chastisement. And those who believe in Allah and His Messengers and make no division between any of them, those – We shall surely give them their wages; Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate (Al-Nisa’, 150-152).

So, as you see Mr. Know-It-All, Muslims do not claim to have a religion peculiar to themselves. Islam is not a sect or ethnic religion. In its view, all religions are one, for the truth is one. Islam was the religion preached by all the earlier prophets. It was the truth taught by all the inspired books. In essence, it amounts to a consciousness of the will and plan of Allah and a joyful submission to that will and plan. If anyone wants a religion other than that, he is false to his own nature, and he is false to Allah’s will and plan. Such one cannot expect guidance, for he has deliberately renounced guidance (8).

Allah warns in his glorious Koran:

If anyone seeks a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), it will not be accepted from him; he will be among the losers in the Hereafter (Al-Imran, 85).

The Muslims Franklin Graham is attacking are in fact the best people that evolved from mankind to mankind; they enjoin equity and they recourse to the principles of justice, and they forbid all that is wrongful and obscene (all the social ills of your society), and they conform their will to Allah’s blessed will.

Allah praises them in his holy Book:

You are indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth [for the good of] mankind. You enjoin what is good, and forbid what is evil, and you believe in Allah. If the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) had also believed, it would have surely been better for them. Some of them are true believers, but most of them are perverted transgressors (Al-Imran, 110).

At the time when Allah chose Prophet Muhammad as a Messenger, the Jews enjoyed the status of representative of divine religion. For their part, they had supposed themselves to be the chosen people, the sole custodians of divine religion. As such, they occupied all the religious positions of honour. Not wishing to acknowledge any other’s greatness save their own. They refused to acknowledge that the Arab Prophet had been sent by Allah to communicate His Message to mankind. They thought that they had a monopoly over religion; that, if they did not testify to a person’s being a representative of Allah, he would lack all credibility. The Christians followed suit and considered Jesus’ Gospel the last revelation sent by the Creator to him. They had forgotten that the real validation comes from Allah, and is supported by the entire system of the universe. Indeed, it is Allah, with His entire universe, who supports His messenger, rather than someone’s self-styled suppositions.

But Allah bears witness to that He has sent down to thee; He has sent it down  with his knowledge; and the angels also bear witness; and Allah suffices for a witness (Al—Nisa’, 166).

In the Koran Allah informed the people of the Book – Jews and Christians – that His Grace and blessings are not restricted to them alone, and that they must abandon superstition that they are the only custodians of religion. He warned them that no race, or people, or community, or group, believe that they have exclusive possession of Allah’s grace, or that they can influence its grant or its withholding. Allah’s grace is free, and entirely controlled by Him, independent of any priests and privileged people. He dispenses it according to His own wise, Holy Will, and Plan: and to His grace, there is no limit.

…that the People of the Book may know that they have no power over anything of Allah’s bounty, and that bounty is in the hand of Allah; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and God is of bounty abounding (Al-Hadid, 29).

Prophet Muhammad represents the completion and climax of all earlier prophetic missions, as well as the fulfillment and full blossoming of all antecedent Divine revelations.

When humanity was grappling in darkness, Muhammad was appointed as the Prophet of Allah.

Allah commanded him:

O, you, wrapped in your cloak, arise and give warning! Proclaim the glory of your Lord (Al-Muddathir, 1-2).

Muhammad’s mission was to establish the authority of Allah on earth; to get the religion (Deen) of Allah dominant over all the other religions.

He it is Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth so that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the unbelievers be averse (As-Saff, 9).

In the Koran, Allah addressed the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) who kept their faith true and undefiled, and knew from the prophecies of their revelations the coming of Muhammad and decided to walk by the new Light.

By embracing Islam, they knew that their previous merits will be duly recognized, and they will be treated on fully equal terms in the new nation of Islam. This is their double share.

In this context, it is worth mentioning what Jesus said in his last days:

“Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you…While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of the light.” (John, xii. 35-36).

The light of Christ’s Gospel soon departed; his church was enveloped in darkness; then came the light again, in the fuller light of Islam. Jesus asked them to believe in the light and to walk in it.

In the darkness of the day of Judgment there will be a light to guide the righteous to their destination. This will be the light of their faith and their good works.

The Koran states:

Upon the Day when thou seest the believers, men and women, their light running before them, and on their right hands. Good tidings for you today! Gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to dwell forever; that is indeed the mighty triumph (Al-Hadîd, 12).

Perhaps the light of the right hand mentioned here is the light of their good deeds: for the blessed will receive their record in their right hand.

On the day when We shall call all men with their record, and whoso is given his book in his right hand — those shall read their book, and they shall not be wronged a single date-thread (Al-Nahl, 71).

The final destination is Paradise. Paradise is the highest achievement, the highest felicity, the attainment of salvation, the fulfilment of all desires, the negative voidance of all the consequences of evil, and the positive attainment of all that our hearts could possibly desire. For in paradise the god-fearing will witness Allah’s bounty, which outstrips anything that our eyes have seen, our ears have heard, or our imagination can conceive.

Allah says in the Koran:

Surely the god-fearing shall be in a station secure among gardens and fountains, robbed in silk and brocade, set face to face. Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris, therein calling for every fruit, secure. They shall not taste therein of death, save the first death, and He shall guard them against the chastisement of Hell – a bounty from thy Lord; that is the mighty triumph (Al-Dukhan, 51-57).

The Day of Judgment is the Day when the hypocrites call out to the blest, ‘Wait for us! Let us get something from your light!’; only to find themselves separated from the blest and shut out behind a gate, inside it will be mercy, and outside it will be torment.

The hypocrites will call out to the blest and say to them: ‘Were we not with you?’ The believers will reply, ‘Yes! But you led yourselves into temptation, you looked forward for our destruction, you doubted in faith, and you were deceived by false desires, till the command of Allah came to pass. And the chief deceiver Satan deceived you.’

Allah will say, ‘So this Day no ransom shall be taken from you hypocrites, nor from those who disbelieved in the Oneness of Allah. Your abode is the Fire. That is your proper place and worst indeed is that destination.

The Koran says:

Upon the Day when the hypocrites, men and women, shall say to those who have believed, ‘Wait for us, so that we may borrow your light!’ It shall be said, ‘Return you back behind, and seek for a light!’ And a wall shall be set up between them, having a door in the inward whereof is mercy, and against the outward thereof is chastisement. They shall be calling unto them, ‘Were we not with you?’ They shall say, ‘Yes indeed; but you tempted yourselves, and you awaited, and you were in doubt, and fancies deluded you, until Allah’s commandment came, and the Deluder (Satan) deluded you concerning Allah. Therefore, today no ransom shall be taken from you, neither from those who disbelieved. Your refuge is the Fire, that is your master – an evil homecoming (Al-Hadîd, 13-15).

The light mentioned here is the light of faith, which reflects the divine Light, and cannot be borrowed from another. In Christ’s parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. xv. 1-13), when the foolish ones had let their lamps go out for want of oil, they asked to borrow oil from the wise ones, but the wise ones answered and said, ‘Not so;…but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”

After the Koran, the Jews, the Christians, and all humankind would have no excuse before Allah on the Day of Judgment. There came to them Muhammad with the final Testament to make the facts clear to them, and to help them abandon imagination and superstitions so that they cannot later on claim innocence and say: ‘No one came to us in the capacity of a spectacle and a warning.’ There he is Muhammad who has been sent to you as a spectacle and a warning; there is the Koran the eternal and literal word of God; a Book well-guarded and complete in every aspect. Here is the true guidance.

Allah says in His Glorious Book:

People of the Book (Jews and Christians), now there has come to you Our Messenger, making things clear to you, upon an interval between the Messengers lest you should say, ’There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings, neither any warner. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a warner; Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 19).

The Lord gives warning in the Koran to those who reject His guidance that they shall suffer a woeful punishment.

Woe to every guilty impostor who hears the signs of Allah being recited to him, then perseveres in waxing proud, as if he has not heard them; so give him the good tidings of a painful chastisement. And when he knows anything of Our signs, he takes them in mockery; those – for them awaits a humbling chastisement. Behind them Gehenna; and that they have earned shall not avail them aught, nor those they took as protectors, apart from Allah; for them awaits a mighty chastisement. This is guidance and those who disbelieve in the signs of their Lord, there awaits them a painful chastisement of wrath (Al-Jathiyah, 7-11).

Franklin Graham, you have deviated from Allah’s path by denying the truth of Islam, and neither your possessions nor your wealth shall avail you in the least against Allah.

Allah is aware of what your heart contains. Allah encompasses all that you do.

Allah’s chosen servants are those who honestly deliver His Message of monotheism without alteration and urge people to abide by Allah’s ethical commandments, but you have turned into a hate monger attacking Islam, the only religion of Allah.

Because the Christians are tired of hearing the fictitious fables and fantasies the Christians of old had invented in the religion of Jesus, Americans are turning from Christianity into Islam in thousands every year. Accordingly, Franklin Graham and the rest of the false prophets had to divert their preaching to something more alluring – dispensationalism and apocalypticism! These are trifles originating from the distorted reading of the Bible. Trifles that caused destruction, demolition, ruins, displacements, and the killing of the innocents.

Franklin Graham and the other false prophets taught their followers that the events predicted in the Book of Revelation will come to pass. They made them believe that 9/11 was predicted in the Bible, and that they might live long enough to see the end of the world. In order for the end of the world to happen, Christian Americans must support Israel because

the Bible teaches that the Jews must possess their own country in the Holy Land before Jesus can return.

They taught their followers that the Bible predicts the future and that we are living in the last days. Their beliefs are rooted in dispensationalism, a particular way of understanding the Bible’s prophetic passages, especially those in Daniel and Ezekiel in the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

Due to this distorted teaching, about one-third of America’s 40 or 50 million evangelical Christians believe that the nation of Israel will play a central role in the unfolding of end-times events. In the last part of the 20th century, dispensationalists who are mainly Christian Right Evangelicals, created a politically-engaged, pro-Israel force among conservative American Christians in the United States. They became Israel’s best friends-an alliance that has made a serious geopolitical difference.

During times of turmoil and world crisis, many people who ordinarily do not pay the Bible any attention are attentive to Bible teachers who use “signs of the times” to explain where history is headed.

The dispensationalists have been Israel’s best friends for the last 30 years. The many pro-Israel organizations created by dispensationalists have undoubtedly made a difference. In a political world in which popular pressure counts, Israel is in a stronger position today because of the willingness of American premillennialists to throw their political influence around. The willingness of Christian conservatives to stand up for Israel has helped U.S./Israeli relations stay strong.

By lending their support-both financial and spiritual-to Israel, dispensationalists are helping the future they envision happen.

The idea that Jesus is coming back soon was a fairly radical and unconventional idea in the 19th century, but by the 21st century and thanks to the inappropriate teachings of Franklin Graham and the other false prophets like john Hagee and others became the air American Christians breathe. They simply take for granted that there is going to be Rapture and Jesus is going to come back. They now believe that they are moving towards the End Times, the rise of the Antichrist, towards a great tribulation and a horrific human holocaust, nothing else matters.

Franklin Graham you are a Christian Right evangelical. You represent the Christian Right with its distorted beliefs in the superstitions of apocalypticism and dispensationalism. You and the other false prophets are stuffing the heads of your followers with mysteries resulting from the distorted reading of the Bible. Feeding your people with such superstitions instead of guiding them to the right path – the path of Allah – has become the plague of America.

Yes, The Christian leaders, representing the Christian Right, with their shallow minds and religion illiteracy, are stuffing the heads of their followers with fictitious prophecies about apocalypticism and dispensationalism. They raise funds, and collect billions of dollars every year to encourage Israel to build settlements for the Jews on the Palestinian land. Homeless Palestinians are being put into camps until the Israelis find ways to expel them outside Palestine their original home. The Christian Right Evangelicals think that by doing so they are hastening the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The result of such hatemongering action is the displacement of millions of homeless Palestinians, let alone the continuous murdering of the Palestinian men, women and children resentful of the treatment they receive from the Israelis.

The result of such perverted imagination is wars, oppression, torture, displacement, destruction, ruins, wreckage and homeless refugees. The Christian leaders and their affiliated groups and sects, from the Republicans and neoconservatives are responsible for such mischief. Their lips have spoken falsely. Their hands are stained with the blood of the innocents, and the Lord hates the hands that shed innocent blood.

There has been a persistent push in America by the Christian Right, conservatives, and religious leaders to demean the Muslim faith. They used in their attack deception, lies, and falsehood. All these lies are spewed by affiliated biased media, and the misguided people believed them without even thinking. The media owned by such straying groups portrayed Muslims as underdeveloped terrorists and illiterate savages.

Due to the devilish teachings of Franklin Graham and the other false prophets like him, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigotry has become an entrenched feature of America’s political and social landscape.

Franklin Graham and the other false prophets claim that Christianity is the religion of love and peace, and that Political Islam is the threat. Nay, it is political Christianity, which he teaches is the one destroying the world, and not political Islam.

The Religious Right started all this hatred against Muslims and Islam. The Christian Right sowed the seeds of hatred between non-Muslim and Muslim Americans without any logical reason. The falsehood they disseminated among the people tore the society apart.

The Christian Right aims to implement an evil and an imperialistic agenda against the Muslim world by tarnishing the religion of Islam and convincing people that Islam is a wicked and evil religion and Muslims are terrorists and heretics. The Christian Right is working hard to picture Islam as an evil religion and its adherents as savages and bloodthirsty. Is not that what Franklin Graham promulgates?

Now we can see Religious Right Republicans using the issue of Islam phobia in their electoral campaigns (Donal trump and Ben Carson). Others in Congress demand restricting the movement of American Muslims and putting them under siege! Others claim that American Muslims are unpatriotic citizens and must not join the army or penetrate Congress; they must instead be deported. They even went to the extent of doubting the honesty and patriotism of the two Muslim Senators in Congress!

Evangelical neoconservatives and members of the Tea Party also joined the comedy, and their irresponsible and silly statements about Islam showed their hatred and bigotry. The objective is to prepare the ground for a vicious war against Muslim countries in order to divide the Arab world into small entities based on religious differences, ethnicity, and racism.

This tremendous influence of the Christian right in the American political life explains the attempts of presidential and congressional candidates to seek its consent and to submit willingly to its embezzlements. This is why we often see Christian Right Republicans barking out their malice against everything Islamic.

The Christian Right, with its distorted reading of the Bible and its false apocalyptic and dispensationalist beliefs, has destroyed the Middle East. The Christian Right considers all Palestine a conclusive home for Israel and to hell with the Palestinians, the original inhabitants of the land. The Christian Right should have realized that by blindly supporting the Israeli aggression in Palestine, it had entered into the circle of injustice. Its hands became stained with the Palestinian blood, and its conscious became burdened with the crimes of murder and expulsion.

Torture, illegal detention, assassination, assaults against civilians with missiles, helicopters and jet fighters, annexation of territory, transportation of civilians from one place to another for the purpose of imprisonment, mass killing – as in Qana, Jenin, Sabra, and Shatila, to mention only the most obvious. There’s been denial of rights to

free passage to schools, hospitals, and markets; use of civilians as human shields; humiliation of individuals; punishment of families; house demolitions on a mass scale; destruction of agricultural land; expropriation of water; illegal settlement; economic sanction; attacks on hospitals, medical workers, and ambulances; killing of UN personnel. All of these policies have been carried out by Israel with the unconditional support of the Unites States. Not only has Washington supplied Israel with the weapons for such practices and every kind of military and intelligence aid, but it has also given the country upwards of one hundred and thirty-five billion dollars in economic aid.

In the sight of Allah, supporters of criminals are equally guilty as criminals themselves. These crimes are the product of the Christian Right’s unconditional support for Israel without considering the simple right of the Palestinians to live as human beings in their modest homes. They think that by killing Palestinian Muslims, they are clearing the universe from the enemies of God.

Islam teaches that if anyone kills a believer deliberately, his reward shall be eternal Hell. The Christian Right –the supporters of the Israelis, and the perpetrators of these massacres – share with the Israelis the guilt of killing the Palestinians. Allah will condemn them, and prepare for them a terrible punishment.

The Koran says:

And who slays a believer wilfully, his recompense is Gehenna, therein, dwelling forever, and Allah will be wroth with him, and will curse him, and prepare for him a mighty chastisement (Al-Nisa’, 93).

The Christian Right had gone to the extent of playing God. They forgot that God is just to his servants and is against tyranny and aggression. Had they confined themselves to the real Christian teachings calling for monotheism, piety,

righteousness, and peace, their relationship with God and the world would have been different and better.

The Christian Right is behind the division we see now in the Arab world. The only country that will benefit from this division is Israel, of course. The Christian Right and affiliated think tanks, are all responsible for the chaos and mischief they have caused in the Muslim countries.

The Christian Right is threatening world peace because it is interfering in America’s foreign policy, thus directing it to side blindly with Israel. The Christian Right is unwilling to see any peace settlement in the Middle East.

The Christian Right adjured American policymakers to adopt situations in the Middle East more harmonious to the Torah prophecies and to declare the right of the Jewish people to live on the land that was given to them by God, including the West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights. The Christian Right thinks that in the book of Genesis, the borders of Israel stretch east to the Euphrates River and west to the west of Egypt, and that the borders of the Promised Land enjoin parts from Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, all Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait!

This is how the evangelical mind thinks. This is how Franklin Graham thinks. God chose the Israelis, while the evil infidel Arabs are not blessed by God. The Christian Right believes that since it was God’s wish that Israel be established, any Arab or Palestinian claims in Jerusalem or in Palestine land are false pretences. They even think that the Arabs are but pieces of chess in a holy cosmetic game, a hysteric power unfit to perform any reformatory or positive role in history. The Arabs are the enemies of God because their conflict with Israel is a challenge to His will, and as history is heading towards its end, the Arabs become the focus of evil, uniting with the disfigured imposter against God!

The Old Testament heritage made several American Christians look at the Arab-Israeli conflict as a reflection to the events depicted in the Old Testament. They consider the Israelis of the twenty-first century as the children of Israel mentioned in the Torah, and the Palestinians are the Philistines, whose hero Goliath fought David. It seems, therefore, that for the sake of Israel, the Christian Right is ready to inflame a nuclear war to ascertain the sacred prophecies.

The American administration, surrendering to the evil desires of the Christian Right, will be responsible before God for the hundreds of thousands killed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Allah will charge them for the women, elderly, and children who faced collateral damage and fled armed conflicts.

The Christian Right, in collaboration with the Zionists, are surely taking America to its demise.

The United States has been trying for years to establish the so-called Greater Middle East, or the New Middle East, as they call it now. It is an Anglo-American-Israeli military road map in the Middle East. This project, which has been in the planning stages for several years, consists of creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and Afghanistan.

The New Middle East project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of constructive chaos. This constructive chaos, which generates

conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geostrategic needs and objectives.

Thanks to the plots of the Christian Right and its affiliated Republicans and neoconservatives, there will be no peace in the Middle East. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating

forms around the globe. The de facto role of the US armed forces would be to keep the world safe for her economy and open to her cultural assault. To those ends, the United States would do a fair amount of killing.

The massacre began when Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded under the false pretext of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, or establishing democracy. The slaughter began when creative chaos was enforced on Yemen, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. These countries are now being torn apart in order to be divided into small insignificant

pieces with no borders. Egypt, however, was able to stand against the American plot, and the Egyptians stood as one man, supporting their new elected president.

And what was the result of such an evil policy of the Christian Right ? There are seven point four million Afghan men, women, and children now living in hunger and on the brink of death from occupation-induced starvation.

Six million Iraqis are now refugees, two million of which are displaced internally; two million Iraqi women are now widows; five million Iraqi children are now orphans; and eighty per cent of Iraqis have witnessed shootings, kidnappings, rapes, killings, and other atrocities.

Palestine, a holy and historic land that has been called home by prophets and saints, heroes and revolutionaries, has been occupied by a usurping entity for sixty-three years. An entity that calls itself Israel also calls itself the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’. Palestinians scream at the world day and night, at the tops of their lungs, that this democracy is farcical. In Israel, there are at least thirty laws that discriminate viciously against non-Jews.

There are now over two point fourteen million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, and North Africa. These refugees lack basic services, there is a rising number of attacks on vulnerable young women and children, and there is a marked increase in diseases that were eradicated decades ago.

Tell me, Franklin Graham, who is going to pay for all this? You might ask who would dare make us pay, who is stronger than we are. And I would answer you, ‘Do you not see that Allah, who created you, is stronger than you in might? Allah destroyed many a city that was mightier than yours was, and there was no help for them.

Franklin Graham is calling President Barack Obama to action to address the Syrian migrant crisis, saying the problem must be addressed quickly for the sake of the refugees and to stop ISIS from infiltrating the West.

In a post on Facebook Graham calls on Christians to pray with compassion for the countless Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives.

“The Lord Jesus Christ sympathizes with these refugees–have you ever thought about the fact that He was a refugee? When Jesus was a baby his parents, Mary and Joseph, had to take him and flee to Egypt to escape the murderous ruler, King Herod,” Graham points out.

Graham’s tender heart is torn apart because of the crisis of Syrian refugees. He made his first trip into Kurdistan, northern Iraq to visit a Syrian refugee camp where Samaritan’s Purse is working. “Please pray for these men, women and children who are suffering on the onset of winter after fleeing a brutal civil war.” He pleaded. Yet, he supported Donald Trump’s Syrian immigration ban. He forgot that all Americans are immigrants, refugee or their Descendants!

He deliberately forgot that the Syrian refugees are crowded together in the camp because of the American plot to shred Syria to pieces for her own geostrategic interest. He neglected the fact that such disperse and scatter of the innocents was because America created Isis, sponsored it, and implanted it in Syria in order to create chaos, dissension and ruins.

Who you think you are fooling Graham: Yourself, the people, or maybe Allah, who is watching you from above seven skies. Your hand and the hands of the Christian Right evangelicals who were behind the plot known as “The New Middle East” are stained with the blood of the innocents!

Yet, Franklin Graham had the nerves to say, “We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad, we should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled.”

“Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized and they do their killing to honour their religion and Muhammad,” said Franklin Graham.

Enough hypocrisy Graham. You are throwing ignorant and irresponsible words here and there just to gain fame you do not deserve. Do not tell me that you do not know who is behind the war in Syria and the whole Middle East in general. Do not tell me that you do not know why millions of Muslim and Arab refugees had deserted their ruined homes to find asylum in other countries.

Do not say that you knew nothing about the project of the “New Middle East”. It is an American plot against the Middle East aiming at the destabilization and political fragmentation of Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen. The “New Middle East” project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of “constructive chaos.” This “constructive chaos”, which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives.

The United States implanted Islamic militias in countries of the Middle East and sponsored them. The purpose of these militias was to create chaos and destabilize the rule in these countries. The result was the toppling of the puppet rulers in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and to be succeeded according to plan by rulers from the Muslin Brotherhood.

Just as the America created al Qaeda to achieve its own geopolitical and national interests over the past two decades, so ISIS was nothing more than al Qaeda 2.

Now that ISIS is running around the Middle East, cutting people’s heads, the US has a credible justification to sell billions worth of modern, sophisticated weapons in the region in order to “modernize” and “replenish” the weapons of such US allies as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iraq.

There are over 22 confirmed terrorist Jihad camps in the United States belonging to Jamaat ul-Furqan, a Pakistan Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda related branch. The FBI states that their hands are tied in monitoring their activities (9).

The deceiving biased media had portrayed the Arab Spring as people of the Middle East and North Africa spontaneously rebelling against oppression and tyranny. This is what the hidden hand behind world events, wants people to believe. Syria is just another step in a long-planned series of countries being hijacked and taken over, with the Arab Spring as the front, the excuse and the cover.

Syria being the latest – which has all been planned long before. Not only that, in September 2000, 12 months before 9/11, the so-called neo conservatives, that control the Evangelical Republican Bush, came to power with Bush in early 2001 when Bush became president, were behind these wars. They called for multiple wars, in multiple countries, by American forces. The wars against the Middle East were all planned.

The plan in Syria was to overthrow the Syrian government because the Syrian regime was hostile to Israel, and Tel Aviv would seek to destroy any country that did not get along with it in the region. It is not just about Israel, it is about the acquisition of country after country across the Middle and Near East, North Africa and then going deeper and deeper South into Africa. This has been planned for decades.

But how do they pick-off country after country?

Well, first, they need a major trigger that can start the process. 9/11 was a trigger. It was an inside job – a Problem-Reaction-Solution. Problem-Reaction-Solution is a technique, which works like this: you want to change society in ways that you know will attract enormous opposition. In stage one, you covertly create the problem – in this case 9/11.

In stage two, you tell the people, through an unquestioning and pathetic mainstream media, the version of the problem that you want the public to believe. – In this case, nineteen Arab hijackers, who could not fly one-engine Cessna, flew wide-bodied jets in a way that professional wide-bodied jet pilots have said they could never do, on 9/11. You are now looking for a reaction from the people of fear and outrage and a demand that ‘something must be done’. So in stage three, you openly offer the solution to the problem you have yourself covertly created – in this case the war on terror and invasion of Afghanistan.

They next needed to go into Iraq. They can’t keep using the same reason because people might cotton-on that there’s a pattern, so they have to find different excuses for the same process of acquisition. In this case, ‘weapons of mass destruction’ – you don’t even need a real problem to justify going into Iraq, we’ll just tell them there’s a problem that doesn’t really exist. This was ordered (on behalf of their hidden masters) by the Rothschild assets, George W. Bush and Tony Blair. Both have the character flaws so essential to serving their masters and reaping the financial rewards.

Then they want to go for Libya. So they train and arm rebels. They put their people on the ground while saying that they haven’t got any people on the ground. Then they get the rebels (mercenaries) to attack the regime of Gaddafi. At this point no-one says a word – no government reaction, no media reaction. Then, the Gaddafi regime will respond to that attack, at which point trigger everybody – microphones everywhere.

Media, off you go – “He’s killing his own people!” And so they then create hysteria and a madness that goes like this: We (NATO) have to go in and bomb the Libyan cities like Tripoli, to protect the people from violence. And they bomb the crap out of the place, slaughter masses of people, destroy cities, take what was the most economically successful country in North Africa and destroy it.

The tribal wars, that Gaddafi was actually keeping a handle on, are now constant civil wars in Libya. But, the outcome is those who were behind the invasion (which is indeed what it was) now control the oil and the semi-independent banking system.

So now, Syria is next. Many of the rebels, who were fighting Gaddafi, are moved into Syria and start doing the same thing. They start attacking the Assad regime. Again, the government and media remain silent until Assad retaliates, at which point – microphones everywhere. Media, off you go – “He’s killing his own people!” They tried for so long to legally supply arms and other support to the rebels, but they couldn’t get it through. So they did it covertly, as they always do, through places like Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who are just satellite states of NATO in the region.

Terrible atrocities by these rebels have gone on constantly; however the rebels have been portrayed by the British and American governments as the ‘good guys’. They thought they were going to do a Libya. They thought they were going to get rid of Assad very quickly, however it has not happened. In the last few weeks, Assad’s forces have been taking back areas of Syria, which the rebels had held. It was going pear-shaped for the British and American governments, so suddenly, as this was happening, the EU dropped the ban on supplying weapons to the rebels. Also, suddenly (just by coincidence) Assad is said to have crossed Obama’s red line by using chemical weapons – with absolutely no evidence whatsoever.

What we’re looking at here is not protecting civilians, just as it never was protecting civilians in Libya, but is an effort to make sure this so-called rebellion removes the Assad regime so that another tick goes on the list, and then it’s off to Lebanon and off to Iran.

In her plot against the Middle East, the U.S. used a smart strategy that combines hard-and soft-power resources that emphasizes alliances and networks that are responsive to the new context of a global information age. A strategy of “enlisting others on behalf of U.S. goals, through alliances, international institutions, careful diplomacy, and the power of ideals. This encapsulates US strategy to topple and destabilize non-compliant states during the ‘Arab Spring.’

Due to Graham and the other false prophet’s distorted teachings about dispensationalism, millions of Evangelical Christians want to Start WWIII in order to Speed the “Second Coming” of Christ. The neoconservatives are using religion to rile them up to Justify war against Iran. Millions of Americans believe now that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out its competitors (Palestinians and the Arabs) and there is widespread war in the Middle East.

Would Jesus accept that his second coming becomes established on displacements, killing and murder?

Franklin Graham, are apocalypticism and dispensationalism articles of faith? These two silly contortions resulting from the distorting reading of the Bible are not articles of the Christian faith but rather new inventions based on misinterpretation of the Bible. This nonsense started only in the 19th century. Apocalypticism  and dispensationalism had in fact induced evangelistic crusades.

This distorted thinking  of apocalypticism, and dispensationalism, was President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq. Bush thought that war in Iraq was fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfilment of Biblical prophesies in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.

Tony Blair viewed his decision to go to war in Iraq and Kosovo as part of a “Christian battle”. John Burton, Tony Blair’s political agent in his Sedgefield constituency for 24 years, said that Tony Blair was driven by the belief that “good should triumph over evil making lives better.”

According to French President Chirac, Bush told him that the Iraq war was needed to bring on the apocalypse.

Bush believed the time had now come for that battle, telling Chirac:

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”…

The organization Christians United for Israel – led by highly-influential Pastor John C. Hagee – is a universal call to all Christians to collect money for building Jewish settlements in Israel. This would throw out all the Palestinians and would enhance the second coming of Christ. This would also bring Russia into a war against America causing World War III followed by Armageddon, the Second Coming and The Rapture.

This disastrous superstition all revolves around what is called Dispensationalism. So popular is Dispensationalism that Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series has sold 65 million copies.

Therefore, Franklin Graham, while you are enjoying your cup of tea in the morning, the insane neoconservative dispensationalists, and the Religious Right Republican Senators who control the American foreign policy might be preparing the end of the world. Nothing in prospect suggests relief, not as long as Washington continues pursuing its imperial agenda, ruthlessly disregarding human lives and welfare. US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

Christian Right Evangelicals are trying to hasten the second coming of Jesus as if Allah were crippled and cannot send Jesus to earth in due time! This kind of thinking is an apparent blasphemy because it doubts the absolute power of Allah.

Allah says in the Koran when He describes His power and ability:

Whenever He wills a thing, He just commands it “Be” and it is (Yasin, 82).

In other words, if Allah wants something, He merely gives the order. He does not need to repeat His Command or confirm it. To Him – Glorious and Exalted – belong the keys to the heavens and the earth, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him is the Power of creation and command.

Those who want to urge the Lord to hasten the descent of Jesus are ignorant of Allah’s law of time. They treat Allah as a human being unaware of His divine attributes and that He is Most High and  transcendent above any quality of His creation, including existing within time or space.

Contrary to all created things, Allah is well exalted above limits, ends, pillars, or limbs; and the six directions do not encompass Him.

Allah Himself states:

“Nothing can be compared with Him! He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing (Ash-Shura, 11).

He also said:

“There is nothing like Him” (Al-Ikhlas, 4).

As for His divine power, it is a timeless attribute ascribed to Allah’s entity. It is one of Allah’s seven affirmative attributes,  which are: power, will, knowledge, life, speech, hearing and sight.

All of these attributes are ascribed as timeless, having no beginning or end, and they do not enter creation or our lives. Allah’s divine power is associated with everything conceivable: He brings into existence, or takes out of existence, whatever He wills of things conceivable. The created things are in time and space. The divine attribute is eternal, without beginning, end, or change.

As for the nature of these associations, that is a realm the mind cannot penetrate. The exact relationship between the timeless attribute of divine power and its temporal effects in creation is one of the mysteries of the cosmos.

As the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “Reflect on creation, but do not reflect on the Creator, for verily you cannot give Him due estimation.” [Abu Shaykh].

We cannot encompass the Divine, but the Divine fully encompasses us. Thoughts cannot reach Him, and minds cannot grasp Him.”

In the words of Allah Himself:

“Sight cannot reach Him, but He reaches all sight. And He is ever-subtle, fully aware” (Al-An’am, 103).

With regard to Allah’s time, it is different from ours, a day in the sight of the Lord is like a thousand years or 50 thousand years of human years.

Allah says in the Koran:

He directs the affair from heaven to earth, then it goes up to Him in one day, whose measure is a thousand years of your counting (Al-Sajdah, 5).

Allah also says in another verse:

They ask you to hasten the punishment; Allah will never go back on His promise. A day with your Lord is like a thousand years in your reckoning (Al-Hajj, 47).

This verse states that if Allah gives respite, those to whom it is given have a real chance of repentance and amendment. He will not curtail His promise of respite. On the other hand He has promised to call everyone to account for his deeds, and this involves justice and punishment for sin. This promise will also come true. It is foolish to try to hasten it. Time with Allah is nothing. We keep count of time for our relative calculations. Allah’s existence is absolute and not conditioned by time and place. What we call a thousand years may be nothing more than a day or a minute to Him.

On the Day of Judgment, all affairs and all our deeds will go up to Allah, for He will be the judge, and His restoration of all values will be as a day, or an hour or the twinkling of an eye; and yet to our idea it will be a thousand years!

To Allah ascends the angels and the souls fast as they press their rate of motion to attain their purpose in a day of Allah’s calendar that equals fifty thousand years of the earthly calendar.

To Him the angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a day whereof the measure is Fifty thousand years.” Al-Ma’arij, 4).

These verses show clearly that Allah is eternal and does not experience time as we know it.

Hastening the Creator to send Jesus to earth should be regarded as blasphemous and ignorance of the realities of Allah’s attributes. Based on the above, the second coming of Jesus might take thousands of years from now.

Is Franklin Graham humble and modest before Allah?

Some Americans consider Franklin Graham as one of the most false teachers in America today (10, 11)

In this context, Jennifer LeClaire wrote:

“It’s the fear of the Lord that drives me to write these warnings. I am staying true to my prophetic calling. These warnings coming through my pen—and the pen of many others—are not what is bringing division to the body. Rather, the people preaching error (or not living right) are causing the controversy. When we expose the error, we are pointing people back to Jesus and toward true unity.

“I refuse to stand by and watch this cancer grow in the body and then turn a blind eye as many are led astray. I refuse to whitewash a false gospel in the name of unity. That’s called compromise, and there’s a price to pay for taking that route. I am willing to pay the price for standing for truth. I don’t want to pay the price for compromising God’s calling on my life. Do you? Amen.”

These false preachers of the United States invented an ugly association between Christianity and wealth. This unholy matrimony between Jesus and cash is becoming especially true with many Christian leaders. This matter is in fact a poison that is sickening churches of all sizes in America.

These false prophets have been polluted by money to the point that it is hindering the Kingdom and keeping the people from following the true teachings of Jesus. These rich pastors and mega church budgets are not a sign of God’s blessing but a sign of false preachers’ greed and love of money.

 

In a 2011 comparison of megachurch pastors’ salaries, two senior pastors made $1 million and $1.1 million. Southern Baptist the Rev. Ed Young, senior pastor at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, pulled in well over $1 million, according to a 2012 Dallas television news report. And in 2013, his last year as pastor at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, the Rev. Mark Driscoll was drawing a $607,000 package, with a $150,000 raise promised.

Using his lies and deceit, Pastor John Hagee has grown into an enormously wealthy man. In the year 2001, his organization filed revenues of $18.3 million dollars with the IRS. What was John Hagee’s personal compensation package worth? More than $1.25 million dollars. His non-profit organization, GETV, has a mission statement reading “Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. His nearly 8,000 acre Texas ranch does not help that mission. Not only do Pastor John and his wife Diana Hagee own that sprawling ranch, but they also have a 5,275 foot, 6 bedroom mansion in one of San Antonio’s most exclusive gated communities (The Dominion). The house is appraised at $700,000.

What does Pastor John Hagee have to say about his income and wealth? “I deserve every dime I’m getting.”

Top Christian non-profit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as “Chief Executive Officers” (CEOs) instead of as God’s servants.

The word “CEO” is often used when speaking of megachurch pastors who oversee multimillion-dollar budgets, manage media empires and publish best-selling books. “He could have been a CEO in any corporation in America” is an oft-repeated phrase among proud church members.

This association between Christianity and wealth is inappropriate for those who wish to follow Jesus. Jesus is not the one who said “let me show you how to live your best life now” or “Come, let me show you eight steps to having the life you want”.

Instead, Jesus was the man who said: “Want to be perfect? Sell all your possessions and give them to the poor.” (Mt 19:21)

Jesus is the one who said: “If you want to follow me, you should first remember that I am a homeless person.” (Mt 8:20).

Jesus is the one who said: “If you want to follow me, grab a shovel and start digging your grave now.” (Lk 9:23).

Jesus is the one who said: “If money is what motivates you, it’s impossible for you to follow God.” (Mt 6:24)

Having an overabundance of wealth kept for these false prophets is not a sign of God’s blessing, but damning evidence of their own sinfulness (12).

We read in Psalm 34:6, “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.…”

Graham claims that he is a humble servant of God, yet he earns enormous pay checks. Of course, it is very difficult to get figures on exactly how much income these false prophets get because they do not release the figures or they hide them among various entities to which they belong.

Franklin Graham, the man of God who is supposed to be humble, and submissive to Allah, and living in modesty, earned over $1 million in 2008. Graham earned $633,722 as President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and another $483,000 from his second job as President of Samaritan’s Purse. The former is supposed to be a missionary and evangelism organization, and the latter, a Christian relief organization to help the poor (13, 14, 15).
Franklin Graham, who is 63, has said he wants to make enough money to be able to work for free when he turns 70.

Franklin Graham your wealth will not help you as you fall into the pit. Muslims give their wealth to become purified with no obligation to any, or expectation of a reward in return, but only because of their interest to please Allah, their Creator, and gain His welcome featured by the illumination that will proceed from Him and by the language spoken by His countenance.

Franklin Graham, do you know who Alphonse de Lamartine is? He was a French poet, politician, and writer. He was influential in the foundation of the Second Republic. He was a central figure who led the campaign to abolish slavery and the death penalty and was a strong advocate of democracy. The following is the way he described the Prophet Muhammad:

“Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, not only moved armies, legislation, empires, peoples, dynasties, millions of men over a third of the inhabited globe; but he also moved ideas, beliefs, souls. He founded upon a Book, of which each letter has become a law, a spiritual nationality embracing people of all languages and races; and made an indelible imprint upon this Muslim nation, for the hatred of false gods and the passion for the God, One and Immaterial.

“Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of a rational dogma for a cult without imagery, founder of twenty earthly empires and of one spiritual empire, this is Muhammad.”

Do you know Graham how the great man Muhammad lived? He lived a very simple and humble life. He hardly had enough food at home so that it would not last for the day. He had patches in his clothes because he was really humble and did not need expensive clothes.

The Prophet acquired great wealth but did not hold on to it for himself, rather he gave it to the poor, the needy, the tribes to sooth communal relations, the beggars, for any who needed or any who asked. He lived on what was sufficient, and died with only a few belongings.

The Prophet said:

“Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is for charity.”

Umar ibn Al Khattab (the second caliph after Abu Bakr) said:

“I visited Allah’s Messenger, and he was lying on a mat. I sat down and he drew up his lower garment over him and he had nothing (else) over him, and that the mat had left its marks on his sides. I looked with my eyes in the storeroom of Allah’s Messenger and I found only a handful of barley equal to one sa’ and an equal quantity of the leaves of Mimosa Flava placed in the nook of the cell, and a semi-tanned leather bag hanging (in one side), and I was moved to tears on seeing this extremely austere living of the Holy Prophet, and he said: ‘Ibn Khattab, what makes you weep?’ I said: ‘Apostle of Allah, why should I not shed tears? This mat has left its marks on your sides and I do not see in your storeroom except these few things that I have seen; Caesar and Chosroes are leading their lives in plenty whereas you are Allah’s Messenger. His chosen one and that is your store! He said: ‘Ibn Khattab, aren’t you satisfied that for us there should be the prosperity of the Hereafter, and for them there should be the prosperity of this world?’ I said: Yes. [Book 009, Number 3507].

Abu Hazim narrated:

I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have used sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.”

Despite his responsibilities as a prophet, a teacher, a political leader, and a judge, Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to milk his goat, mend his clothes, repair his shoes, help with the household work, (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith number 23606 and declared authentic by Shaykh Albani in Saheeh Al Jaami’, Hadith number 4937).

Aisha narrated: The Prophet died while his armour was mortgaged to a Jew for thirty Sa’s (about 90 kilograms) of barley. [Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.743].

Think about it Franklin Graham, the Prophet of Islam, the seal of the prophets, and the best of creation in the sight of the Creator, was a leader who owned the world but his household does not eat white flour, but barley. Sometimes he could not find money even to buy barley and he was forced to leave his armour for a pledge!

These are the traits of the pious – humbleness and modesty. Where are you Graham from these traits?

The Koran says:

Every human being is bound to taste death: but only on the Day of Resurrection will you be requited in full for whatever you have done – whereupon he that shall be drawn away from the fire and brought into paradise will indeed have gained a triumph: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion. (3:185)

Every soul shall taste of death; and We try you with evil and good for a testing, then unto Us you shall be returned. (21:35).

Franklin Graham, are you really a man of God as you pretend to be, or just another false prophet millionaire using religion for material gain?

The problem with Franklin Graham is that he thinks he is on something but in reality, he is deceived by false dogmas his ancestors invented in Jesus religion. More badly than that, he is deluded by fame and worldly gains.

Franklin Graham, your shocking religious illiteracy compels me to advise you to read the Koran. The Koran will teach you the real meaning of religion as Allah will it to be. It will teach you what Jesus really brought to his people. It will show you the road to Paradise, and the right path of salvation.

The position of those who do not take the teachings and warnings of the Koran seriously will linger in their slumber until death overcomes them. Until then they will suddenly come to know that they have become completely helpless. The issues to which they gave importance will now appear to be baseless. The things on which they were relying will be ceased to be with them. The rosy hopes on which they were living will all prove to be false.

When all these false things leave them in the lurch, they will want to be sent back to earth, so that they may lead their lives in a proper manner. There will be no salvation except on their own record. How they will then wish that they had another chance, but their chance will be gone.

We read in the Koran:

And We have brought them a Book that We have well distinguished, resting on knowledge, a guidance and a mercy unto a people that believe. Do they wait for the fulfilment of that of which it warns? On the Day when that fulfilment comes, those who had neglected it before will say: ‘The messengers of our Lord did indeed bring the truth. Have we then any intercessors who would intercede for us? Or could we be sent back so that we might act differently from the way we used to? They have indeed ruined their souls and what they invented has forsaken them (Al-A’raf, 52-53).

Your peoples’ souls are a sort of trust with you. You have to teach them the truth. But what you are doing is exploiting, deceiving and defrauding by providing them with false dogmas and religion superstition and religion illiteracy.

Franklin Graham You have deviated from the true message of Jesus and waded in dangerous matters that would bring Allah’s wrath upon you and upon those you misguided because they followed you without thinking. Instead of running here and there preaching falsehood everywhere, there are things you have to do.

Your main job is supposed to teach the people to believe in a single, All-Powerful God. Your struggle as a preacher must be to restore the original religion of Jesus from ugly polytheism to strict monotheism. Teach your people not to worship a triune god because it is an act of polytheism and blasphemy. You must teach them that the concept of triune doctrine is false, Jesus is not one in three or three in one, but was rather a prophet who was given a Book to guide the children of Israel to the right path. Make your people believe in the existence of one God and as opposed to polytheism.

Remind your people that they must never forget their own personal responsibility for all they do. Do not deceive them by the illusion of vicarious atonement. The Koran proclaims that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts. On the Day of Resurrection, it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom, or reparation, none will be accepted.

Teach your people that Jesus is not God but only a messenger. His name was falsely taken in competition with the name of Allah. Tell them that on the Day of Judgment, Jesus and idols that are worshipped apart from Allah or in association with Him would themselves protest against their names being falsely used on the Day of Resurrection. They will show that the worship was paid not to them, but to the superstition or selfish lusts of the false worshippers. Warn them that on the Day of resurrection these false ideas will desert them and leave them in the lurch.

The Koran says:

And the Day We shall muster them all, then We shall say to those who associate other gods with God: ‘Get to your place, you and your associates!’ Then We shall set a space between them, and their associates will say, ‘Not us you were serving. Allah is a sufficient witness between us and you; assuredly we were heedless of your service.’ There, every person will know what he had earned before, and they will be brought back to Allah their rightful Lord, and their invented false deities will vanish from them (Yunus, 26-30).

Teach your people that the one God – Allah – has created the entire universe and all that is on it, and that He is totally self-sufficient, without any dependency upon any other being. He does not need a son to help Him run His earthly kingdom.

One of the most important articles of faith is to believe in all the prophets and in all the divine Books without exception. Teach your people to believe in all divine Books not only the Torah or the Gospel of Jesus, but also in the Koran because it is the Last Testament to the world, and a mercy to all beings. It is not for you or anyone else to deprive the people from a mercy sent by Allah to all His servants. Allah conveys His message and relates His will through human prophets.  They form a link between the earthly beings and the heavens, in the sense that Allah has picked them to deliver His message of pure monotheism to human beings.

To have faith in all the prophets and  messengers is to firmly believe that God chose morally upright men to bear His message and pass it to humanity.  Blessed were those who followed them, and wretched were those who refused to obey.  The prophets faithfully delivered the message, without hiding, altering, or corrupting it. To guard the Message against evilly disposed persons, Allah sends angels to protect it from all sides until it reaches its final destination.

Knower He of the Unseen, and He discloses not His Unseen to anyone, save only to such a messenger He is well-pleased with; then He despatches before him and behind him watchers, that He may know they have delivered the Messages of their Lord; and He encompasses all that is with them, and He has numbered everything in numbers.’ (Al-Jinn, 26- 28).

Rejecting a prophet is rejecting the One who sent him, and disobeying a prophet is disobeying the One who commanded to obey him.

Allah says in His Koran:

“The Prophet (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers.  Each one believes in God, His Angels, His Books, and His prophets.  (They say,) ‘We make no distinction between one another of His prophets…’” (Al-Baqarah, 285).

Teach your people that the scriptures of earlier prophets were lost or their messages were corrupted to the point that truth was hardly distinguishable from falsehood.  The Message of the Prophet Muhammad is clear and preserved and will remain so until the end of time.

Teach them that the purpose of sending prophets was for one reason only: to worship God alone and none else and to follow His teachings.  All of them, invited people to worship God and shun false gods.

Emphasize to them that:

Moses declared: “Hear, O Israel The Lord our God is one Lord.” (Deuteronomy 6:4).

This was repeated 1500 years later by Jesus, when he said: “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord.’” (Mark 12:29).

Finally, the call of Muhammad some 600 years later reverberated across the hills of Mecca:

“And your God is One God: there is no god but He…” (Quran 2:163)

The Holy Quran states this fact clearly:

“And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We revealed to him (saying): ‘none has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me.’” (Quran 21:25).

Teach your people that racial arrogance made the Jews and the Christians adverse to the reception of the Koran when it came through a servant of Allah, not of their own race. Explain to them how can a race or a people set bounds to Allah’s choice, and He is the Creator and Cherisher of all races and all worlds?

Recite to them the Koranic verse haply they might understand:

Evil is the thing they have sold themselves for, disbelieving in that which Allah has sent down (the Koran), grudging that Allah should send down of His bounty on whomsoever He will of His servant (Muhammad – peace be upon him), and they were laden with anger upon anger; and for unbelievers awaits a humbling chastisement (Al-Baqarah, 90).

Educate them that out of the Infinite Mercy and Love of Allah, He sent to humanity prophets, guiding them to that which is the best. He sent them as an example for humanity to follow, and if one does follow their example, they would live a life in accordance to the Will of God, earning His Love and Pleasure.

Preach your people that Allah chose the best among humanity to deliver His message. Allah chooses whom He pleases for this purpose. Tell them that Muhammad is not an “absolute fanatic, a robber and a brigand.” As the lunatic moron Pat Robertson said. Tell them that Islam is not an evil and wicked religion as you said. Explain to them that Islam is not a war between God and the devil as the fool Benny Hinn announced. Refute the extremely offensive remarks of the stupid John Hagee about Islam.

Elucidate to them the fact that Muhammad is not a terrorist as the deceased Jerry Falwell said. Flawell is with his Lord now receiving a harsh chastisement for his insolence. Affirm to them that the Prophet of Islam is not a sex deviant, pervert and paedophile as Jimmy Swaggart said. I don’t know who is pervert and sex deviant! Has Swaggart forgotten that he was caught twice with prostitutes years ago. He stood weeping like a woman before the parishioners admitting that he has sinned against God! What a mockery! A pastor committing fornication and has the nerve to accuse our prophet – the best of creation – with sex deviance and perverting!

Tell your people that all prophets were the best in morals and were protected by Allah from falling into cardinal, major sins.  They did not err or commit mistakes in delivering the message.  They were over one hundred thousand prophets sent to all mankind, to all nations and races, in all corners of the world.  Some prophets were superior to others.  The best among them were Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon them all.

In truth, they were fully human with no divine attributes or power.  They were Allah’s worshipping slaves.  They ate, drank, slept, and lived normal human lives.  They did not have the power to make anyone accept their message or to forgive sins.  Their knowledge of future was limited to what Allah revealed to them. They had no part in running the affairs of the universe.

Affirm to them that Muhammad the prophet whom the morons slander was a living example for all humans to follow. His wife Aisha was asked about his manners, and she said, “His manners were the Koran.”

In this statement, Aisha meant that the Prophet abided by the Koranic laws and commands and abstained from its prohibitions, and observed the virtuous deeds mentioned in it.

The Prophet said:

“Allah has sent me to perfect good manners and to do good deeds.” (Bukhari & Ahmed).

Allah, the Exalted, described the Prophet saying:

“And indeed, you are of a great moral character” [68:4].

Explain to them that Allah and His angels honour and bless the Holy Prophet as the greatest of men. The believers are asked to honour and bless him even more because he took upon himself to suffer the sorrow and afflictions of this life in order to guide the whole humanity to Allah’s mercy and the higher inner life. To honour the Prophet of Islam is as good as honouring Allah and His angels, and to evade him amounts to evading Allah and His angels.

Allah commands the believers in the Koran:

Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation (Al-Ahzab, 56).

Those who harass the Prophet Muhammad forgot that they were actually dealing with a representative of Allah. And those who harass Allah’s representatives have always rendered themselves accursed in the eyes of the Lord of the universe.

Teach them the real purpose of life. Tell them that Allah has created us to worship Him alone without associating partners with Him in worship, to seek proximity to Him, and to know Him. The ultimate goal is He.

Teach them that the reality of this life is that each and every one of us is being tested, and we will be brought back to our Lord in account for every deed we have performed, both the good and the bad. Teach them that vicarious atonement is derogatory to the character of the Creator. Tell them that Jesus will not atone for their sins, but only their belief in the One true God, crowned with good deeds.

This is what you ought to teach your people Graham and not the superstitions that cause detriment and ruins. Could you do that? Of course, not, because the other false prophets, whose bank accounts are stuffed with unlawful money, will eat you alive, because you will be standing against their profits and gains. It is easier then to gain fame by attacking Muslims and their religion. Your people like to hear such poisonous discourse, so why don’t you give them more and more of such nonsense? It is more rewarding anyway. But you forget one thing, the ugly words you utter against Islam are recorded, and on the Day of Judgment, your tongue, your hands and your feet will bear witness against you as to what they used to do.

On the day when their tongues, their hands and their feet shall testify against them touching that they were doing. (An-Nur, 24).

As a result of the hatred against Islam spewed from Franklin Graham’s mouth, and the malice against Muslims vomited from the ugly mouths of the Christian Right Evangelicals, the Koran was defiled, belied, and burned. The prophet of Islam was slandered, and Allah, the God of the universe, was humiliated. The hatred spewed from their mouths against Islam has turned America into an evil land quite vulnerable to Allah’s wrath.

Franklin Graham you must work out your salvation. It is about time that you face the truth. In the sight of Allah, you are a polytheist worshiping Him in Trinity. You are also an idolater worshiping Him as a man nailed to the cross!

You have also sinned against your Lord when you described His only religion  – Islam –  by being wicked and evil. This was the height of arrogance and impiety. After long years from this horrid statement, you persistently insisted upon it. How courageous of you to stand against Allah the Compeller, the Greatest, just to gain fraud fame from your misguided followers!

You have also committed a grave sin when under the false pretext of dispensationalism, and apocalyptocism, you helped killing and displacing the Palestinians. Your hatred and bigotry toward Islam has led to wars against Muslim countries via a despicable plot called “The Arab Spring”. You, and all your denominations, factions and sects are responsible directly or indirectly in the destructive wars in the Middle East. Your hands are stained with the blood of the innocents. You, false prophets with all the hatred you spewed from your big mouths against Islam, have made America vulnerable to Allah’s wrath. You have only succeeded in bringing Allah’s wrath upon your empty heads and upon your country! I see it coming. He is only deferring you to an appointed time.

And after all these aggressions Franklin Graham, you thing you are godly? Stop your tour. Stop waving the Bible to the people pleading that they go back to Jesus. Rather begin by teaching them to worship the One and only true God, Allah. Adhering to the teaching of the Bible without sound belief in the one God is useless and will never prosper.

As Allah emphasized in the Koran and according to the hadiths of the Prophet, salvation or spiritual deliverance is not through faith in Christ, or through Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection!

This dogma of vicarious atonement is not only a denial of the Mercy of Allah but also of His Justice. To demand the price of blood in order to forgive the sins of men is to show a complete lack of mercy, and to punish a man, who is not guilty for the sins of others, is the height of injustice.

What is necessary to wash away sin is not blood but by believing in the One God, repentance, remorse, persistent struggle against evil inclinations, development of greater sympathy for mankind and determination to carry out the Will of God as revealed to us through the prophets.

Islam rejects the dogma of vicarious atonement. It declares that the forgiveness of sins cannot be obtained by the suffering and sacrifice of any other person, human or divine, but by the Grace of Allah and our own sincere and persistent efforts to fight against evil and do good.

The Koran states that no soul bearing wrongs shall in any way bears the wrong actions of another:

That no souls laden bears the load of another, and that a man shall have to his account only as he has laboured, and that his labour shall surely be seen, then he shall be recompensed  for it with the fullest recompense (Al-Najm, 38-41).

Whosoever is guided, is only guided to his own gain, and whosoever goes astray,it is only to his own loss; no soul laden bears the load of another (Al-Isra’ 15).

To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward (Al-Maidah, 9).

But those who believe and work righteousness, no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear, they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (forever). (7:42).

Believing here is not believing in Jesus as God or the son of God, but believing in Tawheed (the oneness of Allah) and worshipping Him alone without associating with Him any partners (Jesus, Mary, pope, priest, saint, tree, animal, idol, man,…etc).

The opposite of tawheed is ‘Shirk’ which is to associate partners with Allah by giving that which belongs to him, to others.

The Arab pagans blasphemously designated the angels as females and related them to Allah as his daughters, and the Christians claimed that Jesus is Allah’s son.

In response Allah says to them:

Or have they taken gods out of the earth who raise the dead? Why, where there gods in earth and heaven other than Allah, they would surely go to ruin; so glory be to Allah, the Lord of the Throne, above that they describe. He shall not be questioned as what He does, but they shall be questioned. Or have they taken gods apart from Him?
Say: ‘Bring your proof! This is the Remembrance of those before me. Nay, but the most part of them no not the truth, so therefore they are turning away.’
And We sent never a Messenger before thee except that We revealed to him, saying, ‘Thee is no god but I; so serve Me.’
They say: ‘The All-Merciful has taken to Him a son.’ Glory be to Him! Nay, but they are honoured servants that outstrip Him not in speech, and perform as He commands. He knows what is before them and behind them, and they intercede not save for him with whom He is well-pleased, and they tremble in awe of Him.

If any of them says, ‘I am a god apart from Him’, such one We recompense with Gehenna; even so We recompense the evildoers (Al-Anbiya’, 21-29).

Jesus will not be there to atone for your sins. He will be busy working his own salvation with fear and trembling. Listen to the next verse which shows what Allah will say to Jesus on the Day of Judgment:

And when Allah said, ‘O Jesus son of Mary, did you say to men, “Take me and my mother as gods, apart from Allah?”’ He will say, ‘May You be exalted! It is not mine to say what I have no right to say. If I indeed said it, You would have known it, You know all what is within my soul; and I know not what is within Your soul; You knows the things unseen. I only said to them what You did command me: “Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when You did take me to Yourself, You alone have been the watcher over them; You are witness to all things. If You chastise them, they are Your servants; if You forgives them, Thou are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (Al-Maidah, 116-118).

Franklin Graham, grotesque polytheism is what you ardently embrace now because you associate Jesus, the prophet, the man, the son of Mary, with Allah in worship! You already knew the consequences of such horrid worship, Hell-Fire – the destination of the wicked.

Franklin Graham, I invite you to Islam

Franklin Graham, the false hopes you built on in this life and the deeds you did under the shadow of such false hopes will vanish as if they were dust flying about in the wind. They will have no value whatever.

Listen to the words of your Lord:

And We shall turn to the deeds they have done and scatter them like dust (Al-Furqan, 23).

When you see the torment, you will know who is furthest from the path. You shall come to know what kind of destiny awaits you. So it is about time you face the truth. Wake up, before it is too late. You must work out your own salvation now! Satan made you plunge into superstitions of the ancients and enticed you away from the right path, and tempted you with false promises of impending good if you turn your back to Allah, and now we see you as a foe of Allah. One whose enemy is Allah, his proof is refuted and he is punished in this world and in his Hereafter.

Franklin Graham, you are on the wrong path. And so are the millions you misguided with your false teachings. Wrong does not seize to be wrong because the majority share in it.

Converting to Islam will erase all your past sins and you will be as newly born. It will liberate your mind from superstitions and uncertainties. It will liberate your soul from sin, and corruption and frees your conscience from oppression and fear. Submission to the will of Allah, does not curtail freedom, on the contrary it gives a high degree of freedom by freeing the mind from superstitions and filling it with truth and knowledge.

Embracing Islam is going to free you from a monetary system that is designed to subjugate the people. Islam will make you worship the only God, – Allah – in the correct manner.

Do not stand in defiance against the truth. Let not futile contumacy mislead you, and seek the pleasure of your Creator by following His right path of salvation. Do not call out to any other god beside Allah, for there is no god but Him. Everything will perish except His face. He is the Judgment and to Him you shall be brought back.

Guard yourself from the horror of the day when no soul shall be allowed to pay the debt owed to Allah by another, nor shall humble intercession be accepted from any on behalf of another.

And beware of a day when no soul for another shall give satisfaction, and no intercession shall be accepted from it, nor any counterpoise be taken, neither shall they be helped (Al-Baqarah, 48).

Allah clearly stated in the Koran that He would only accept from His servants the religion of Islam, the creed of their father Abraham.

Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him; in the next world, he shall be among the losers (Al-Imran, 85).

But those who deny Allah and death claims them vested with the ugly vesture of polytheism, idolatry and disbelief, shall have committed an unforgivable sin. The offer of as much gold as the earth can treasure shall not be accepted from any of them in expiation of their guilt, and must expect endless suffering and shall find no one to afford them help.

Surely those who disbelieve, and die disbelieving, there shall not be accepted from any one of them the whole earth full of gold, if he would ransom himself thereby; for them awaits a painful chastisement, and they shall have no helpers (Al-Imran, 91).

Franklin Graham strives not to die as a disbeliever, because the penalty awaiting the disbelievers is tremendously grave. Do you know Franklin what Allah has prepared for you if you die in a state of disbelief? Listen to the Koran:

“Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allah and of the angels and mankind, combined.” (Al-Baqarah, 161).

Do you know what kind of punishment you will endure?

“Surely! Those who disbelieved in Our Signs, We shall burn them in Fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste the punishment. Truly, Allah is Ever Most Powerful, All-Wise.”(Al-Nisa’, 56).

Franklin Graham, if you think that you could extinguish the light of Allah, the light of truth, by the false words of your mouth, you must then understand that Allah will not allow but that His light of Islam should be perfected even though you may detest it.

“They (the disbelievers) want to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers be averse.” (Al-Tawbah, 32).

Franklin Graham, start working out your true salvation with fear and trembling. Deem not that Allah is heedless of what you do; He is only deferring you to a day when eyes shall stare in horror, and fear a day wherein you shall be returned to Allah, and every soul shall be paid in full what it has earned. It is a day that shall make the children grey-headed?

Guard yourself against a day when you are confined into the slavish imprisonment of Hell. You shall wish you could be sent back to life below and you will never deny Allah’s revelations and signs.

If you could see when they are stationed before the Fire, and they say, ’Would that we might be returned, and then not cry lies to the signs of our Lord, but that we might be among the believers!’ (Al-An’am, 27).

If you want to repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness after all the grave sins you committed against your Lord, I can show you the way.

Allah Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. Islam teaches that Allah is more merciful toward His servants than their mothers are. Allah knows that we are imperfect and commit mistakes, so He showers His sinned servants with His limitless mercy and forgive them.

Allah says in the Koran

Say: ’O my people, who have transgressed against their souls, do not despair of Allah’s mercy; surely Allah forgives sins altogether; surely He is the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate (Az-Zumar, 53).

Allah is most forgiving towards those who repent, believe in His oneness, do good deeds, and stay on the right path.

Yet I am All-Forgiving to him who repents and believes, and does righteousness, and at last is guided (Taha, 82).

Allah is the Most-Merciful, but He is also Swift in Reckoning. One cannot try to deceive Allah and take advantage of His Mercy by constantly committing the same sins without sincere repentance or resolving never to go back to the sin again.

It is not true repentance when people continue to do evil until death confronts them and then say, ‘Now I repent,’ nor when they die defiant: We have prepared a painful torment for these (Al-Nisa’, 18).

Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most –Merciful. Your dreadful past sins could be washed off if you repent and turn to Him. To the evildoers Allah is terrible in retribution save he who has changed into good.

Remember, The Prophet and his followers are not able to guide to the path of Allah whom they like, but Allah guide to His path whom He will, and He knows best those who are willing to be guided. He alone knows the true inwards of things.

Allah says:

You (Prophet) cannot guide everyone you love to the truth; it is Allah who guides whoever He will: He knows best those who will follow guidance (Al-Qasas, 56).

Remember: the only eternal reality is Allah. The whole world is subject to flux and change and will pass away, but Allah will endure forever.

Allah says:

Do not call out to any other god beside Allah, for there is no god but Him. Everything will perish except His face. His is the judgment and to Him you shall all be brought back (Al-Qasas, 88).

Remember: all that is on earth and elsewhere, the material and immaterial shall end and go through the gates of death, but remains only the One whose countenance reflects authority, grandeur, greatness and sovereignty and the reverence according to His Omnipotence.

The Lord says:

All that dwells upon the earth is perishing, yet still abides the Face of thy Lord, majestic, splendid. Which, then, of your Lord’s blessings will you and you deny (Al-Rahman, 26-27).

Now repent before it is too late. Now enter the fold of Islam and believe in Allah the One God. Now do good deeds according to the commandments of the Koran. Do not die as an unbeliever, because if you do, remember the verses of the burning mentioned above.

References

1- Billy Graham’s Son Is One of America’s Most Dangerous Islamophobes. By Bill Bwerkowitz. alternet.org

2- 5 reasons Franklin Graha is once again the worst thing to happen to God in a while. By Derek Penwell. huffingtonpost.

3- Preachers of hate have no place at the podiums of prayers. By Dr. Muqtedar Khan. faithstreet.com

4- Billy Graham’s Son Is One of America’s Most Dangerous Islamophobes. By Bill Berkowitz / buzzflash at TruthOut. alternet.org

5- The Quran. By Maulana Wadiduddin Khan. Goodwork Books.

6- 7.5 million people left religion since 2012. Three graphs from latest general social survey.tobingrant.religionnews.com

7- Why Islam – the religion of Islam. By Laurence Brown.www.islamreligion.com

8- The meaning of the Holy Qur’an. By Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Islamic Book Trust Kuala Lmpur. 2005.

9- Red alert: 23 jihad training camps in USA: FBI refuses to take action. By Brandon Walker via Mad World News. www. americasfreedomfighters.com

10- Ten most wanted false teachers in America. http://www.freeworldfilmworks.com

11- Who exactly are the false prophets and false teachers. By Jennifer LeClaire. www. charismamag.com

12- When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness. By benjamine L. Corey. www. patheos.com

13- Franklin Graham’s salary raises eyebrows. http://www.wnd.com

14- Franklin Graham Earns over $1 Million a Year.By Ken Pulliam. formerfundy.blogspot.com

15- A Moment of Clarity: Idolatry and American Christianity. By Dave Miller. subcvoices.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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